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William Hill pulls further ahead of DC Lottery as revenue gap widens in March


Sports betting revenue in Washington DC increased 46.2% month-on-month to $1.9m in March as William Hill widened the gap between itself and DC Lottery’s Gambet.

Players wagered a total of $15.2m on sports across the two operators in March, marginally down from $15.3m in February.

William Hill, which has a retail facility at the Capital One Arena and runs a mobile sportsbook, available to players within two blocks of the venue, again led the market in March.

Players bet $11.4m with William Hill during the month, up 2.7% on February, winning $10.3m in the process. This left the bookmaker with $1.2m in gross gaming revenue, a month-on-month increase of 63.8%.

Gambet, operated by the DC Lottery and powered by Intralot, saw players place $3.8m in bets during March, down 9.5% from February.

However, as consumers won a total of $3.1m betting with Gambet, this resulted in $715,244 in gross gaming revenue, which was 19.2% higher than the previous month.

William Hill has seen more bets and taken in more revenue than Gambet in every month since it began taking sports wagers in July 2020, and despite the lottery app having a two-month head start.