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.
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.
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.