William Hill is continuing to dominate the sports betting scene in the US capital.
The drop in handle came despite the operator launching a limited mobile sports betting app which is available in a two-block radius around the land-based sportsbook at the Capital One Arena.
William Hill bettors won $8.7m in January, leaving the sportsbook with $1.9m in gross revenue.
With January’s figures, William Hill has now processed a total of $51m in bets and generated $9.2m in revenue.
Despite reporting slightly lower figures for January, William Hill continued to outperform the DC Lottery’s Intralot-powered Gambet mobile app, which is available citywide.
In January, the DC Lottery’s Gambet app took $5.2m in bets which marked a significant improvement on the $4.3m wagered in December.
However, Customers won back $4.3m, leaving the Lottery’s app with just $913,384 in revenue.
Gambet continues to lag far behind William Hill. Since 1 July customers have staked $17.5m via the app, winning $14.1m, leaving the lottery with gross revenue of $3.4m.
BetMGM enters the market
The DC sports betting market is expected to become slightly more crowded this year after BetMGM announced a partnership with the Washington Nationals which will see the operator open a sportsbook at the team’s National Park home ballpark.
According to the announcement, the sportsbook facility will not be open to fans attending games but supporters will be able to place bets via the operator’s mobile sportsbook app while on the premises.
Once BetMGM launches its mobile sportsbook app in Washington DC the nation’s capital will be home to three mobile sportsbooks. However, the DC Lottery’s sportsbook app, GamBet DC, will be the only one to offer a true city-wide online sports betting experience.