These D.C. bar owners are willing to take a gamble on sports betting

A couple of District bar owners are cautiously optimistic about the prospect of bringing sports gambling to their respective venues.

Geoff Dawson, owner of Penn Social, Rocket Bar, Buffalo Billiards, Iron Horse Tap Room and Jackpot, said he will enthusiastically pursue licenses once it’s clear how the betting model will be integrated into brick-and-mortar facilities.

Fritz Brogan, owner of Mission Navy Yard, said he is also looking into the licensing process but is anticipating input from local…