Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–621.01. Authorization of sports wagering.

The operation of sports wagering and related activities shall be lawful in the District of Columbia and conducted in accordance with this subchapter, and rules and regulations issued pursuant to this subchapter.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 301; as added May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(e), 66 DCR 1402.)

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 7177 of D.C. Law 23-16 amended § 5(a) of D.C. Law 22-312 to repeal the delayed applicability affecting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-312 has been implemented.

Section 7177 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91) amended § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-312 has been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-312: § 5 of D.C. Law 22-312 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(e) of D.C. Law 22-312 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-312, see § 7177 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(e) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 23-43, Apr. 15, 2019, 66 DCR 5273).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(e) of the Sports Wagering Lottery Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-630, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1745).

Editor's Notes

Section 2 of D.C. Law 23-1 provided that the initial procurement contract for the sports wagering, lottery gaming systems and related services entered into in connection with the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Law 22-312) shall be exempt from the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (D.C. Official Code § 2-351.01 et seq.); provided, that the initial contract shall be subject to all certified business enterprise, as that term is defined in D.C. Official Code § 2-218.02(1D)), requirements under District law and that the initial contract shall be approved by the Council if required by D.C. Official Code § 1-204.51.