As reported by iGB, William Hill’s first full month of activity in the Washington D.C. market has seen the operators Capital One Arena sportsbook register $9.1m in stakes wagered, drastically outperforming the DC Lottery’s Intralot-powered online offering.
The figure produced by the sportsbook dramatically dwarfs that of the amount wagered on the DC Lottery’s Gambet app, which totalled $2.1m in August, from 66,831 bets. In this period, customers also won $1.9m which suggests overall revenues of $278,141 for the month.
Having had its original March launch date pushed back, the Gambet site went live on May 28 shortly followed by the launch of a mobile app in June. Since this time, players have staked $3.1m from 105,322 bets, and won $2.6m.
The launch of the site and app came in a period of time where live sporting action had taken a significant hit due to the impact of COVID-19, with the figure above suggesting that Gambet generated revenue of $457,166 in the period.
Regarding the William Hill sportsbook, it went live early in August through the operator’s partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Capital One Arena and Washington Wizards NBA team, Washington Capitals NHL franchise and Washington Mystics WNBA outfit.
Despite the success of the sportsbook, it has been revealed that the facility is only temporary with construction of a permanent sportsbook within the stadium currently underway.
So far, the sportsbook has processed 69,085 bets during the month, with customers claiming $7.7m in winnings throughout the time period. This has seen the operator register revenues of $1.4m, with the city of Washington D.C. also receiving $142,527.47 from William Hill’s activities for the month when taking the 10% tax on sportsbook gross revenue into consideration.
In terms of the Gambet powered lottery offering, retail kiosks are still to be rolled out, with the disruption caused by COVID-19 seeing its original projected 2020 date having now been pushed back to 2021.