DC Lottery issues warning over illegal sports betting
While, land-based and mobile sports betting is legal in DC, but the OLG said it is aware of a number of outlets operating in its jurisdiction without the relevant license.
The OLG has therefore reiterated to consumers the issues they may encounter if they chose to place wagers with operators without a permit, including a lack consumer protections, integrity protocols, and anti-money laundering controls.
“Due to these concerns, the OLG recommends that consumers only engage sports wagering using companies licensed by OLG or offered directly by the District’s through the DC Lottery,” the OLG said.
The OLG also extended its warning to media outlets and marketing firms, saying that any business engaged in sportsbook advertising or related activities should exercise caution in endorsing unlicensed operators.