Legalized Internet Gambling in D.C. to be Investigated

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When your government doesn’t even trust its own politicians there has to be something wrong in Denmark! It seems that some are upset over the way the online poker bill was passed in Washington D.C. earlier this year and now Councilman Jack Evans is calling for an investigation into what he calls the “Sneaky passage” of the legalization bill for the D.C. district.  There is currently an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Inspector General of the D.C. lottery contract award and Evans has suggested that he also include an investigation into the Igaming bill passage. The Inspector General, Charles Willougby has agreed with Evans and believes there should be an investigation.

The bill was passed when Councilman Michael Brown tacked it onto the budget bill back in April, which by the way is the exact same way the UIGEA bill was passed to make online gambling payment processors illegal in the first pl ace. But now that is has been done in a positive way for the online gambling industry, there needs to be an investigation! Councilman Evans chairs the Committee on Finance and Revenue and is planning to hold a meeting that’s open to the public about the D.C. lottery contract award and his hoping the gambling bill will also be added. The gambling bill passed because there was a deadline for Congress to reject the bill, but all heads were concentrating on the fiscal budget and the deficit so the gambling bill for intrastate gaming in D.C. passed because of failure to reject.

By Patricia C. Senior Editor


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