Washington D.C. is home to multiple professional sports teams representing all the major sports leagues. In addition, several of these teams are very successful and bring a lot of notoriety to the region. The domestic sports betting industry in the United States is beginning to take shape expanding the range of options available for legally sanctioned betting entertainment.
A new sports betting bill has been recently introduced, but at the moment bettors in D.C. are currently restricted to licensed and regulated offshore sportsbooks (unless they want to travel to one of the states offering betting options), therefore we have provided information on this page regarding licensed and regulated offshore betting sites that legally welcome customers from Washington D.C.
Best Online Sports Betting Site
For Washington D.C. Residents
D.C. sports fans will find a trusted online betting experience waiting for them at the BetOnline Sportsbook. BetOnline has offered the United States online sports betting since the 1990's and has built a trusted name for themselves among industry professionals. With fast turnaround times, multiple payment options, and favorable betting lines, BetOnline has set the standard for online sportsbooks.
Is Sports Betting Legal In Washington D.C.?
Ward 2 council member Jack Evans sent out a press release stating that a new bill to legalize sports betting has been introduced in Washington D.C. The proposed bill is entitled "The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018" and is D.C.'s first attempt at legalized sports betting since 1989.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA in May 2018, the federal law prohibiting states, including the District of Columbia, from creating sports betting legislation. For sports betting to be legalized in Washington D.C., the elected mayor and 13-member council from the city must approve the bill and the U.S. Congress must review all new District of Columbia legislation before sports betting at physical locations or domestic online sportsbooks in the nation’s capital can become legal.
However, gambling laws in Washington D.C. do not prohibit sports betting at a legally licensed, offshore online sportsbooks. We’ve reviewed the USA sportsbooks above and can ensure they are all 100% legal, safe, and guaranteed payouts on all winning bets.
History of the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins franchise played their first season of professional football in 1932 as the Boston Braves before relocating to Washington D.C. in 1937. Today, the franchise competes in the NFC East, is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, and plays home games at FedEx Field, located in Landover, Maryland.
The Redskins are one of the most successful franchises in NFL history and won the Super Bowl in 1982(XVII), 1987(XXII), and 1991(XXVI). The franchise also won 2 pre-Super Bowl NFL Championships in 1937 and 1942, giving the Redskins a total of five league championships. The Redskins have had several all-time great players play for the organization, including Pro Football Hall of Famers QB Sammy Baugh, RB John Riggins, WR Art Monk, and DB Darrell Green. Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs, considered by many as one of the best football coaches of all time, won all three Super Bowls for the franchise and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
Betting on the 2018 Washington Redskins
The Redskins finished with a disappointing 7-9 overall record in 2017 and head coach Jay Gruden enters his fifth season leading the team, doing so without Pro Bowl QB Kirk Cousins at the helm of his offense. Cousins joined the Vikings in the offseason after the team traded for QB Alex Smith. The Redskins front office believe they have upgraded at the QB position, but to most it seems like a lateral move that cost the team CB Kendall Fuller, a 2018 third-round pick, and $71 million in guaranteed money given to Smith, who turned 34 this year.
Sportsbooks have the Redskins odds to win the Super Bowl in the bottom third of the league and are predicted to finish last in the tough NFC East. The Redskins want to win now but giving up so much for an aging above-average QB never ends well for the future of a franchise. Avoid bets on the Redskins for the foreseeable future because they’ll likely blow up the roster in a couple years and rebuild the team from the ground up.
Washington Redskins Odds To Win the 2019 Super Bowl +7500