WASHINGTON — Sports betting is coming to the District as soon as this fall.
The D.C. Council gave final approval to a bill that fast-tracks sports betting. The D.C. Lottery will assume the role of being the city’s sole operator of gaming.
The council’s bill gives Intralot, the operator of the D.C. Lottery, a new contract and the authority to be the only mobile platform, allowing residents to place a bet from anywhere.
D.C. joins a handful of states that legalized sports betting following a Supreme Court decision to end a federal ban on the practice.
Four members of the council voted against the bill.