An audit found that the company that is the sole provider for D.C.’s legal sports betting app is behind on its commitment to hire local businesses.
In 2019, the D.C. Council approved a $215 million, no-bid contract for Intralot. Most District contracts more than $250,000 require that at least 35% of contract expenditures go to certified business enterprises, or CBEs.
CBEs are small, DC-based businesses given preferences in District procurement.
The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor found that during the first year of DC Lottery’s five-year contract with Intralot, the CBE Intralot hired — Veterans Service Corp, or VSC — had only two employees, “raising questions about who actually performed the duties expected of VSC,” an ODCA news release said.