Press Release: INTRALOT Announces the Launch of Digital Sports Betting in Washington, DC
GambetDC, the world class sports betting platform powered by the DC Lottery, went live with a soft launch on May 28, 2020. 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.
“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,” said Dr. Chris Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group CEO.
“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.”
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 44 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €0.7 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 3,800 employees (2,200 of which in subsidiaries and 1,600 in associates) in 2019, INTRALOT is an innovation - driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.
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Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $3.8 billion in prizes, transferred more than $2.14 billion to the District’s General Fund which supports essential services in the District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $134 million in support of social causes.