Can you gamble online in DC?
Yes, there are some online gambling options in Washington, DC. The most notable and recent of these options is online sports betting, which right now consists of Caesars Sports, BetMGM, and the DC Lottery’s GambetDC.
Speaking of the lottery, you can also play lottery games through your laptop or mobile device in DC. The district lottery maintains a selection of online lottery games that are available to you wherever there’s an internet connection in Washington. You can take a chance on some of the multi-state draw games or play e-instants — games that can mean a big payout in seconds.
And speaking of sports, you can also take part in daily fantasy sports contests in DC. While DraftKings and FanDuel appear to accept players from the DC area, there is no law on the books that regulates them or specifically outlaws them. So, for now, think of it as a legal gray area.
Can you play slots online in DC?
No. You cannot play slots online in DC, and anyone who says otherwise is incorrect. In fact, you cannot play slots of any kind in the district, much less online. DC is still working to fully figure out sports betting at this moment, and there’s no timeline for online slots to make their way into the nation’s capital. Your best bet for online slot play is at one of the aforementioned sweepstakes casinos.
You can also drive across the river to MGM National Harbor. The large resort property has the closest legal slot machines to Washington, DC. None of them are online. However, when and if DC decides to move toward online slots, you will undoubtedly have your choice of the top slot titles in the market from Bally, IGT, NetEnt and more.
Can you play online poker in Washington, DC?
No. The situation in Washington for online poker is identical to the one for online casinos. There are no legal online poker sites within the limits of the district. However, as mentioned, you can play on sweepstakes poker sites and mostly replicate the experience you’d find on a site like PokerStars or WSOP. Global Poker offers cash games, tournaments, and sit and go’s around the clock, and you can play against fellow Americans in Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and, quite unusually, Crazy Pineapple games. Until DC decides to change its tune about most online gambling, Global Poker is going to be the only game in town for online poker players.