Game designer Elys Game Technology has announced that they've been given approval to launch a betting venture with nightclub Ozio Lounge and will open a sportsbook moving forward.
The joint venture will be run under the BetDupont LLC moniker and will be able to run for three years from the time the license is live. It will allow for sportsbetting services to be offered to gamblers and would be the third white-label sportsbook that operates in a retail manner in the city. There is currently a book at the Grand Central Restaurant and Sportsbook in operation, while a book at the Cloakroom Gentlemen's Club is waiting for final approval.
Regarding the launch, Elys Executive Chairman Michele Ciavarella said, "While this approval is the first in a two-step process to obtain the license required to operate our sportsbook solution at the Ozio Lounge, we believe the increasing pace of approvals demonstrates our US expansion momentum, as well our ability to operate sportsbooks as an ancillary product for restaurants, bars and other small business establishments in a fully compliant manner."
"Our sportsbook solution is not only garnering attention within DC, but we believe that interest is growing rapidly in this sector across the nation. We look forward to announcing additional retail locations in the near future, and to replicating this success in additional markets, including our recently announced expansion into the state of Ohio."
No opening date for the facility was provided as of press time.