Introduction to District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling does not exist. This federal district, the capital of the United States, has no casinos and, therefore, no slot machines. Washington, DC, does have a well-respected lottery.
This post continues my weekly State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambler to success. Now in its third year, each weekly post reviews slots gambling in a single U.S. state, territory, or federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in the District of Columbia*
The minimum legal gambling age in the District of Columbia depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: Not available
- Poker Rooms: Not available
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Not available
Purchasers of lottery tickets must be 18 years of age or older. However, a person under 18 may receive a lottery ticket as a gift and paid a lottery prize.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws might apply to various forms of gaming. It is not legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in the District of Columbia
In the District of Columbia, it is legal to own slot machines manufactured before 1952, if intended for exhibition or private use by the owner, and not used for gambling purposes.
Gaming Control Board in the District of Columbia
The District of Columbia’s gaming control commission is the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG).
Legalized in 1982, the DC Lottery pays out more than 50% of annual sales in prize money, totaling $3 billion since 1982.
The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 legalized sports wagering in the District of Columbia. After review, it became law on May 3, 2019. The rules governing sports wagering in DC became publicly available on August 30, 2019, in the District of Columbia Register.
Casinos in the District of Columbia
No casinos exist in the District of Columbia.
Commercial Casinos in the District of Columbia
No commercial casinos with slot machines exist in the District of Columbia.
Tribal Casinos in the District of Columbia
The District of Columbia has no federally recognized American Indian tribes and, therefore, no tribal casinos.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering the District of Columbia is:
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that neighboring state to the District of Columbia.
Our District of Columbia Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in the District of Columbia? If so, join our new District of Columbia slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to join this closed Facebook Group freely.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in or near the District of Columbia. Join us!
Payout Returns in the District of Columbia
There are no casinos in the District of Columbia. Therefore, no theoretical payout limits or actual return statistics exist. The OLG states it will provide monthly sports betting statistics.
Summary of District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
District of Columbia slot machine casino gambling does not exist in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC. However, as of 2019, legal sports betting has arrived.
Relatively nearby casinos exist in the neighboring state of Maryland. Virginia, the other bordering state to DC, will have casinos soon to offer as well.
Annual Progress in District of Columbia Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, the District of Columbia has changed the name of the DC Lottery. It was the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games, but it is now the Office of Lottery and Gaming. This change indicated the arrival of legal sports betting to DC.
Other State-By-State Articles from Professor Slots
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