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Sports Wagering


Allows alcohol establishments to add sports wagering devices or kiosks to their licensed premises.



On-Premises Retailer License holders


To Apply

Current and prospective alcohol license holders must secure a Sports Wagering Operator License from the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and a Sport Wagering Endorsement from ABCA. Both can be applied for concurrently.


Requests for a (sports wagering endorsement)  can be included in an applicant’s initial ABC License application (new license) or in an Approval of a Substantial Change Application (attached below).


Before ABCA will issue an alcohol license with a Sports Wagering Endorsement included, the applicant must present their OLG-issued Sports Wagering Operator License for verification.


Of Note

Board Orders and Settlement Agreement terms apply and may affect eligibility.


Establishments located within a two block radius of the four (4) designated Sports Wagering Class A Facilities including Capital One Arena, Audi Field, Nationals Park, and St. Elizabeth’s East Entertainment and Sports Arena are not eligible for a Sports Wagering Operator license. Licensees should consult the OLG-maintained map that details the exemption areas before submitting a request.


Valid Period and Fees

Endorsements are valid for the entire alcohol licensure period. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.