ntralot announced Monday the launch of its digital sports betting solution in Washington, DC, and congratulated the District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming (DC Lottery) on the introduction.
GambetDC, the sports betting platform powered by the DC Lottery, went live with a soft launch on May 28. The new sports betting experience offers responsible entertainment, while generating revenue supporting public programs, services, and initiatives that benefit the residents and the economic vitality of the District of Columbia.
Intralot, as part of its current contract with the DC Lottery, deployed its new Intralot Orion sports betting platform to enable the GambetDC mobile and desktop sports betting offering. In addition to the technology, Intralot provides the DC Lottery with a complete suite of supporting sports betting services, such as Managed Trading Services (MTS), Marketing Services (MS), and Customer Support (CS).
The GambetDC website is available to the general public with this initial soft launch release. The native iOS and Android apps will be deployed in the coming weeks. Upon full deployment, the GambetDC platform will be available via native application download on both iOS and Android as well as accessible via desktop and will allow players to place their wagers quickly and with ease. GambetDC players have access to a wide assortment of betting markets as well as different wager options including single-game, parlay, in-game and proposition bets.
Moreover, GambetDC is widely available throughout the District to players aged 18 or older, except for the federal enclaves that fall within the area defined under the Shipstead-Luce Act and within the 2-block zones surrounding the District’s four major sports arenas. Intralot will also deploy a retail sports betting program in 2021.
Chris Dimitriadis, Intralot Group CEO, stated: “We would like to thank the DC Lottery for their trust on our partnership. Our state-of-the-art digital sports betting platform, Intralot Orion, will allow players in the District of Columbia to enjoy the convenience of easily wagering anytime, anywhere allowed, while offering them an unparalleled gaming experience. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the DC Lottery and provide them with our next-generation portfolio and advanced services to drive its performance and accelerate its growth."
“Our team at the DC Lottery is excited to introduce GambetDC, which will serve to modernize our product portfolio and assist in our mission to maximize the revenue returned to support the District’s vital programs and services,” said Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director of the District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming. “While we recognize there will be a limited number of events to wager on at this time, this soft launch will provide us with an opportunity to roll out the GambetDC wagering website to potential players in the District and be best prepared for sports wide scale return to play.”
“We are thrilled that GambetDC is live in Washington, DC and couldn't be prouder that this was such a successful brand launch for our long-term partners at the DC Lottery”, said Byron Boothe, Intralot US Interim CEO. “We know the passion for sports in DC and hope that this betting experience will satisfy both loyal sports players and novices alike. Most importantly, we are excited to provide the DC Lottery with a complete solution to maximize sports wagering revenues and returns to the District's General Fund aiding the city's economy thus benefiting all District residents as well as commuters and visitors to the nation’s capital.”