The D.C. Council gave final approval to a bill that puts sports betting on the fast track. The D.C. Lottery will assume the role of being the city’s sole operator of gaming.
With one weekend of games under its belt, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has already drawn interest from some bettors — not nearly the action of a typical NFL game but enough to encourage sportsbooks that the fledgling league’s games are worth offering on a betting menu.
Count NASCAR as the latest sport racing toward the gambling industry now that societal attitudes — and more to the point, laws — toward betting have evolved, leading even sports leagues to loosen their stances as a new world of potential partnerships and revenue streams has opened.
Legislation before the D.C. Council would allow the D.C. Lottery to negotiate a new contract with its current vendor Intralot, allowing the Greek firm to operate a sports-betting platform.
Rhode Island is the only state in New England that legalized betting on sporting events last year after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it, making it a focal point for Patriots fans from around the Northeast.
You can bet on a team to win or lose on Sunday, but there are plenty of other things to wager on within the game itself. Chris Cichon picks out five prop bets he likes for Super Bowl LIII.
How soon people can place legal sports bets in D.C. will depend on how city lawmakers decide to handle the March 2020 expiration of the D.C. Lottery contract.
The survey results released Monday say Americans will bet an estimated $6 billion — legal and illegal — on Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan did not affirm that he will run for national office in 2020, but he is positive on the odds of sports gambling coming to the state.
If you live in one of the states where sports betting is already legal, and you’re looking for a rooting interest in the NFL Conference Championship games Sunday, WTOP’s Chris Cichon has some tips to share.
Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any further commercial gambling expansion requires another voter referendum.
The new telecast was scheduled to debut Friday. NBC Sports Washington will continue to present conventional game coverage on its main channel, but its supplemental channel, NBC Sports Washington Plus, will offer what it calls a “free-to-play predictive gaming contest” while the Wizards host the Milwaukee Bucks.
After a wild and crazy 2018, there are plenty of stories to watch for in D.C. sports this year. These are the ones we’ve got our eyes on.
High-profile court proceedings, statewide elections in Virginia that could cement Democrats’ power in the commonwealth and a major Metro construction project that could snarl your commute. They’re just some of the biggest stories WTOP is tracking heading into 2019.
The D.C. Council passed a bill regulating sports gambling in the District on Tuesday. But how much gold is there really in the gold rush to capitalize on the industry?
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.