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The past year has been a landmark time in the United States for sports betting. As more states have begun to warm up to the idea, the District of Columbia could be next.

Sports betting is legalized in the states of Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, and New Mexico with many more on the way. New Jersey just reportedly had $184 million bet on sports in the month of Setepmber alone, so states are starting to clamor for legalization. 

This comes after the "The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018" was introduced back in September with the desired goal to "legalize sports betting in the District of Columbia, while also creating strong regulatory structures that ensure consumer confidence." 

As of right now, it appears as if the act won't have any problems getting through and sports betting will become legal for both online and in-person wagers. 

Of course, this could change during that 30-day hold in Congress. But, for the time being, it appears that we'll have full on sports betting in DC by early 2019. 

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