BetMGM brings new competition to DC Sports Betting
BetMGM is finally live in DC Sports betting market which is another bad sign of lottery run GambetDC.
It took just under four months for BetMGM to go live after the application package was submitted February 12th. It is that third The mobile sports betting app launches in Washington DC later this year and the market is live.
The joint venture between MGM resorts and Care for launched through a partnership with the MLB‘s Washington Nationals. A sports betting retailer at Nationals Park will be launched later this year, according to the official MGM release.
BetMGM may be a little late for the DC sports betting party, but there should still be plenty of ways to pick up disgruntled GambetDC customers.
BetMGM has a unique advantage in the DC market
BetMGM is likely to become the best-known sports betting brand out there in Washington DC, although it’s only launching Thursday.
MGM Resorts owns and operates MGM national portwhich is just minutes from DC in. away Maryland. No doubt, one way or another, those on the MGM mailing list in the region will find out about the launch soon enough.
Sports betting in Maryland is also rolling out this fall, giving BetMGM even more reason to kickstart the marketing machine.
BetMGM is also one of the seven legal ones Virginia Sports betting that operate just over the southern border. That gives Virginia commuters another popular book to use in DC to wager.
It also means those in the DC area have likely been inundated by those Jamie Foxx-guided BetMGM commercials for months.
Brand restricted by strange DC rules – for now
The only thing holding back BetMGM is the lack of availability across the district.
Only GambetDC has this right according to the current rules. Both BetMGM and William Hills apps are connected to geofencing two block Radius of the arena or the stadium of their respective partners. William Hill operates from Capital One Arena Downtown.
That means people have to travel to use BetMGM, but that hasn’t put DC weather off in the past. GambetDC’s oversized odds resulted in many bettors waiting in long lines at the William Hill sports betting retail outlet before the app launched in January.
These rules could change. A review of DC sports betting results was due earlier this year Can to see if the current model works or if it is an open model that taxes sports betting 20% their sports betting income 10% would be better for the county.
However, this exam was not completed because the District Columbia Auditor’s Office didn’t know it had to do that. The office told LSR that it hopes to have the audit completed by the end of this month.