Beth Bresnahan has resigned as the Executive Director of the DC Lottery after three years in the position.
The Washington Post reported that Bresnahan resigned from the role last Friday. She was appointed as Executive Director of the lottery in January 2018.
David Umansky, a spokesman for the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, told The Washington Post: “Bresnahan will go home to Massachusetts to tend to family issues that can no longer be handled from a distance.”
Journalist Tom Sherwood first tweeted about Bresnahan’s resignation, which she submitted in January.
During her time as Executive Director, the lottery was tasked with establishing the city’s sports betting system, including a lottery-run retail sports betting program and mobile app called GambetDC.
Other options are available to those wishing to bet on sports in the DC area, as William Hill is operating a pop-up sportsbook at Capital One Arena in Chinatown. Its license allows it to offer sports betting for customers within a two-block radius of the arena through its mobile app.