Tag Archives: District of Columbia
- DC Lottery licence award faces Grand Jury investigation
December 10, 2012
A federal grand jury is to investigate the process surrounding the awarding of a $38million contract to run the District of Columbia’s lottery (DC Lottery). The investigation relates to a contract awarded to Greek firm Intralot back in 2009 and is just the latest in a long line of corruption...
- Curses fly as DC repeals online gambling law; Senate Indian Affairs panel set
February 8, 2012
The District of Columbia Council has voted to repeal the online gambling legislation the Council approved just last year. Following last week’s Committee on Finance and Revenue vote, the full Council voted 10-2 on Tuesday in favor of the repeal bill. The two lonely votes against the repeal came from...
- District of Columbia poised to repeal online gambling law
February 2, 2012
The District of Columbia is poised to abandon its plans to become the first jurisdiction in the United States to offer legal online gambling. On Wednesday, DC Council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue voted 3-2 in favor of a bill to repeal the District’s online gambling legislation. The repeal bill...
- Lawmakers threaten lawsuits at DC Council hearing into iGamingDC plans
January 27, 2012
On Thursday, the District of Columbia’s Committee on Finance and Revenue held yet another hearing on the DC Lottery’s first-in-the-nation plans to launch online gambling within the District. This latest hearing was the work of DC Council member Jack Evans, who chairs the committee that’s considering a bill introduced by...
- Inspector General: ‘No evidence’ DC Council broke law passing online gambling
January 22, 2012
District of Columbia Council members have been cleared of acting illegally when they voted to approve their first-in-the-nation online gambling plan in December 2010. The Washington Post quoted a draft of DC inspector general Charles J. Willoughby’s 19-page report which states that, while Council member Michael A. Brown was working...
- DoJ Wire Act reversal has states, tribes and foreign nations pondering options
January 3, 2012
In the wake of the US Department of Justice’s pre-Christmas admission that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting, New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak says he may attempt to push a last minute online gambling bill through the Garden State’s legislature. Lesniak told the Associated Press that his...
UIGEA, 6 Years Later
October 15, 2012