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Digest (Jan. 9): Washington game sites could host sports betting

Digest (Jan. 9): Washington game sites could host sports betting

When sports gambling is formally legalized in Washington, fans will have the option to place bets in convenience stores, bars, restaurants or from their living room couches. But the most visible and elaborate betting venues could feel familiar to Washington sports fans: the high-traffic arenas and stadiums the city's professional teams call home. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign legislation that grants four arena and stadium operators the option of creating Las Vegas-style sportsbooks on-site. The exact timeline was cast into further uncertainty this week when the city council delayed a key vote that would have allowed the DC Lottery to begin negotiating with a...

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