DC Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan kicked off the conference with the welcome address to attendees. The DC Lottery has some large changes. In December 2018, the city approved a bill that would allow the lottery to regulate and operate sports betting. In 2020, the lottery expects to launch a sports betting mobile app that may be the first stepping stone to a selling lottery tickets over the internet in DC.
But despite these large changes in DC’s gaming landscape, DC Lottery is using a back to basic approach to meet the challenge of change. Bresnahan truly set the tone for the conference when she said: “I read a quote that said ‘evolve or perish, fear kills more dreams than failure ever will’. So as we meet over the next few days, lets dare to dream, transform and embrace our change.”