The DC Lottery’s information technology officials have said it no longer plans to host its online gambling plan on the city’s secure DC-Net – a high-speed network built post-9/11 to ensure official communications would not be interrupted in the event of another terrorist attack.
Originally planned to ensure iGaming would be “kept within city borders” under a secure connection for wagered games, DC Attorney General Irvin B said yesterday that officials have opted for other forms of technology to secure the system. Did they realise that online gambling is not a form of terrorism? What a breakthrough!
In a report by the Washington Post, Irvin refused to detail which technology would be used instead, but did mention that play has to remain within the city to be lawful.
The paper also reported that Director Buddy Roogow said the DC Lottery is “very confident in its systems”, and in regards to the intellectual property in the effort to regulate online gaming, he added: “We don’t want to give away everything we’re doing. We feel we’ve found other ways to secure the system in terms of intrajurisdictional play.”
Lottery officials, who have been working on its implementation since it passed into law as part of a supplemental budget plan last December, also say they have no plans to change the main components of iGaming.
This was decided after they held a series of delayed public meetings to address concerns about online gambling. To keep any worrying and wrongly informed members of the public content, they reduced the number of games planned to debut from six to four when iGaming is implemented by the lottery.
However, the pair of games left out of the lottery’s initial plans will be reintroduced at a later point anyway, officials said, showing that their efforts to satisfy are just a waste of time and effort. At least the amendment in network technology suggests they’ve recognised the difference between iGaming and terrorism?