William Hill US records successful DC sportsbook premiere

The William Hill US subsidiary of British sportsbetting giant William Hill reportedly recorded aggregated stake worth approximately $9.1 million from its first full month of operation within the United States’ small District of Columbia (DC) jurisdiction.

According to a short report from iGamingBusiness.com, the subordinate premiered a temporary sportsbetting facility within the federal city’s Capital One Arena early last month featuring seven ticketing windows as well as ten self-service betting kiosks. The source detailed that this operation, which is being run in partnership with stadium owner Monumental Sports and Entertainment, will soon be replaced by a more permanent sportsbook to give aficionados the chance to more easily place wagers on a variety of sports including those featuring the resident Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics sports franchises.

Fair financials:

William Hill US reportedly processed 69,085 bets via its downtown DC facility for the month from August 3 from which punters won $7.7 million. This purportedly left the bookmaker with some $1.4 million in gross revenues via its Capital One Arena operation to enrich the territory’s tax coffers to the tune of slightly over $142,500.

Premiere primacy:

Such a performance reportedly saw William Hill US take top spot in terms of DC’s sportsbook operators as the rival Intralot-powered Gambet app from DC Lottery only managed to chalk up aggregated stake of $2.1 million from 66,831 wagers. This mobile-friendly sportsbetting innovation moreover purportedly paid out $1.9 million in winning bets to leave it with gross monthly revenues of around $278,141 after paying roughly $27,800 in tax.