D.C. will get its first independent sportsbook this fall. Here’s how an Adams Morgan bar pulled it off.

Brian Vasile has been hoping to add sports betting to his bar for more than two years now, and his patience is finally about to pay off. Grand Central looks set to become the District’s first independent sportsbook sometime this fall.

City regulators gave the Adams Morgan establishment the green light to start accepting wagers last week, making it the first bar or restaurant to win a Class B license to operate a facility independent of city’s largest stadiums and arenas since the District legalized sports betting in late 2018. Grand Central will offer a betting window and two electronic kiosks for anyone hoping to try their luck, Vasile said, adding that he plans to install the new features at the bar perhaps as early as October.

That will make the bar, located at 2447 18th Street NW, just the second physical sportsbook in D.C. Caesars/William Hill managed to open the city’s first at Capital One Arena last summer, but, generally, the retail side of the District’s sports betting industry…

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