District of Columbia Committee on Business and Economic Development
Public Oversight Hearing
Chairperson McDuffie and Councilmembers,
My name is Michelle Minton, and I am a senior policy analyst with the Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank. I am grateful for the opportunity to provide public comment on the state of the District’s sports betting market and offer a suggestion on how the Council could make the market more competitive, attractive, and profitable for the city and its residents.
When the City Council overwhelmingly voted to legalize sports betting in 2018, it did so for many good reasons. The first, was the