Washington DC now has a sportsbook

Sportsbetting is growing, in every way imaginable. Here’s the Washington Post reporting on a gambling development in D.C.:

With American sports stirring back to life, sports gambling in the nation’s capital entered a new phase on Friday with the opening of the District’s first sportsbook.

William Hill, the British bookmaker, opened a temporary sportsbook at Capital One Arena, making it the first professional sports arena or stadium in the country to host a full-service sports betting operation.

The gambling conglomerate is working on a permanent sportsbook in the space formerly occupied by the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, but construction has been delayed by complications related to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the return of live sports, though, William Hill and Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns the arena, wanted to get a sportsbook up and running quickly. So they converted the arena’s ticket box office area, dormant in the absence of Wizards and Capitals games this spring, into a temporary betting site…

Ticket windows will now be used to place sports wagers, and nine electronic kiosks will also be spread across the space. The sportsbook will be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. The space opened Friday afternoon, just hours after the team secured its licensing from city officials and shortly before the Wizards tipped off their first game of the NBA’s restarted season in Florida.

We used to post daily odds on our site, back years ago. Maybe it’s time to start doing that again.

Author: Inside Hoops

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