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Politics Meet Sports Betting as Washington, DC Lawmakers Push $215M Deal Forward

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city council are moving forward with a $215 million deal to get sports gambling up and running in the nation’s capital — and no surprise, the pact is expected to benefit some folks with important political connections.

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6/12/2019

article DC council members want investigation before District moves forward with sports gambling app
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the DC Council are calling on an inspector general’s investigation before the District moves forward on a plan to create a sports...
article Politics Meet Sports Betting as Washington, DC Lawmakers Push $215M Deal Forward
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city council are moving forward with a $215 million deal to get sports gambling up and running in the...

6/11/2019

article $215 million D.C. sports gambling contract includes politically connected subcontractors
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. officials this week proposed a $215 million sole-source contract to manage online sports gambling and the lottery, a deal that would benefit...

5/26/2019

article Ted Leonsis, D.C. anxious to cash in on sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- At a recent panel discussion entitled “The Future of Everything,” Ted Leonsis talked about how gambling is going to fundamentally change...

5/16/2019

article D.C. Council concerned with projected 2020 rollout of sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- When the D.C. Council agreed to sole source the contract for the city's online sports wagering platform, it was under the impression the...

5/7/2019

article Legal sports betting’s next big challenge? Geolocation
(Washington D.C.) -- As you probably know, legal sports betting is coming to the District sometime later this year. While the entire enterprise remains something of a...

4/26/2019

article Experts: Tribes’ role in drought talks watershed for inclusion
(Arizona) -- Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, the tepary bean thrives in the dry heat and carries with it centuries of resilience from the...

3/25/2019

article Tax Revenue From D.C. Sports Betting Meant For Education, Violence Prevention May Go Elsewhere
(Washington D.C.) -- When the D.C. Council was set to vote on a bill legalizing sports betting late last year, Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) added a sweetener to...

3/22/2019

article Legislatures take the lead to define future of sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- In one three-day span late in December, the D.C. Council approved a sports betting framework unlike any previously seen, legislators in Michigan...

2/26/2019

article D.C.’s representative to Congress spars with fellow Democrat over sports gambling contract
(Washington D.C.) -- A member of Congress said Tuesday that he is continuing his inquiry into the District’s plan to award a sole-source contract for online sports...

2/21/2019

article Washington D.C Is Just A Step Away From Legalizing Sports Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington DC is on the verge of legalizing sports gambling as revealed by last month’s news reports. Just lasts steps of this legalization...

2/19/2019

article Sports betting is coming to the District
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council gave final approval to legislation to fast-track sports betting in the District, something that will likely open sports gambling by...

2/18/2019

article ANALYSIS: Sports gambling: Bet on it
(Washington D.C.) -- Should major sports athletes be prohibited from betting on major league games? Consider the answer through this lens. “Show me the money....

2/6/2019

article D.C. Council Suspends Competitive Bidding on Sports Betting, Handing Monopoly to Intralot Despite 2009 Contract Scandal
(Washington D.C.) -- The DC Council has all but handed a mobile sports betting monopoly to its Greek lottery provider Intralot. On Tuesday, the council narrowly voted,...

2/5/2019

article D.C. Council divided on sole-source contract for sports betting, lottery platforms
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL season is over, but sports betting could come to the District by the start of next season — though it's facing a slim margin for...

1/30/2019

article ‘It’s A Case Of FOMO’: Why D.C. Is Rushing To Launch Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council continued its aggressive march toward launching sports betting on Wednesday when the Finance and Revenue Committee voted 3-2 to...

1/29/2019

article In Rush To Start Sports Betting, D.C. Lawmakers Debate ‘Extraordinary Recommendation’ For Contract
(Washington D.C.) -- If D.C. officials have their way, residents and visitors will be able to cast legal wagers on sports at physical locations and by using an app by as...

1/28/2019

article D.C. legalized sports betting — but who gets to profit is a new source of drama
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. officials on Monday defended efforts to award a sole-source contract to run the city’s upcoming sports gambling program, insisting that...
article D.C. Sports Betting Bill on the Fast Track After Four-Hour Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- The District’s chief financial officer said Monday that online sports gambling could begin as early as this fall. Bettors could wage phone-...
article DC lottery contract might impact timeline for legal sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- How soon people can place legal sports bets in D.C. will depend on how city lawmakers decide to handle the March 2020 expiration of the D.C. Lottery...
article Debate over sole-source contract for D.C. Lottery vendor heats up
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery wants the D.C. Council to approve a bill that would allow the agency to negotiate a new contract with its current vendor,...
article How DC Sports Betting Sets An Unparalleled Challenge For The US Market
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the next several weeks, the race to legalize sports betting in the U.S. is truly on. How many states will be at the starting line? 10? 15? In...

1/26/2019

article Mayor signs Washington DC sports betting legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia (DC) may soon become the next United States jurisdiction to legalize sportsbetting after Wednesday saw its mayor, Muriel...

1/23/2019

article Mapping the Ties Between D.C. Councilmembers and Sports Betting Lobbyists
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson warned his fellow councilmembers. If they didn’t pass emergency legislation, sidestepping the competitive...

1/9/2019

article The biggest sportsbooks in D.C. could be at Capital One Arena and Nats Park
(Washington D.C.) -- When sports gambling is formally legalized in Washington, fans will have the option to place bets in convenience stores, bars, restaurants or from...
article Washington DC sports betting could "lose some months" through delay
(Washington D.C.) -- The DC Council has delayed a decision on whether to award exclusive rights to offer a sports lottery in the city or to allow competitive bidding....

1/7/2019

article DC Council expected to vote on sports gambling measure Tuesday
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, the DC Council is expected to vote on a measure supporters say will help bring legalized sports gambling to the city as fast as possible...
article D.C. Lottery Wants to Extend Monopoly to Intralot
(Washington D.C.) -- Three weeks to the day after the D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting, it will take up additional legislation that will allow the D...

1/6/2019

article Amendments proposed for DC sports betting bill
(Washington D.C.) -- In the US, Washington DC Council has proposed amendments to its recently passed sports betting bill. The amendments would double the licensing fees...

1/4/2019

article DC Council Eyes Unorthodox Sports Betting Bid Process To Favor Current Lottery Provider
(Washington D.C.) -- The chair of the Washington D.C. Council wants to bypass competitive bidding on DC sports betting, a move that favors the district’s lottery...

12/27/2018

article DC has no casinos but votes to legalise sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalise sports betting, making the nation's capital the first United States jurisdiction without...

12/19/2018

article District of Columbia Legalizes Sports Betting, Grants Intralot Stranglehold on Nation’s Capital
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia became the latest US jurisdiction to legalize sports betting on Tuesday. The District Council voted 11-2 in support of...
article These D.C. bar owners are willing to take a gamble on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- A couple of District bar owners are cautiously optimistic about the prospect of bringing sports gambling to their respective venues.

12/18/2018

article D.C. Council approves legalized sports betting in District
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, D.C., it’s almost time to place your bets. The District is on track to become the eighth and latest jurisdiction to legalize...
article D.C. Council legalizes sports betting, becoming first in Washington region
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council gave final approval to legal sports betting Tuesday, making the nation’s capital the first in the region to allow residents...
article D.C. Council Passes Bill to Legalize Sports Betting in the City
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports betting is now legal in the nation’s capital. The D.C. Council voted, 11-2, on Tuesday to legalize sports gambling in the District. In...
article D.C. Joins 8 Other States In Legalizing Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington, D.C., City Council voted to legalize sports gambling on Tuesday, joining eight other states who had already done so.
article Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to...
article Washington D.C. Council Votes to Join 8 States in Legalizing Sports Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports bettors in Washington, D.C. will reportedly be able to legally gamble in the nation's capital. According to Darren Rovell of The Action...
article Washington D.C. votes to legalize sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, D.C., it’s almost time to place your bets. Washington became the eighth and latest jurisdiction to legalize sports betting in 2018...

12/17/2018

article In DC’s rush to legalize sports betting, are the benefits overstated?
(Washington D.C.) -- The rush is on to capitalize on legal sports betting, with Washington poised to join the growing list of states with a regulated market. But how...

12/4/2018

article D.C. Council moves closer to legalizing sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow sports betting in Washington, the first of two votes necessary for the bill to...
article DC bill that would legalize sports betting moves forward
(Washington D.C.) -- What are the odds that D.C.’s football team would lose two quarterbacks to broken legs this season? Betting money on that or the outcome of...

9/19/2018

article Sports Betting Bill Debuts in Nation’s Capital
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s capital could become the next jurisdiction to legalize sports betting. District of Columbia council member Jack Evans (D)...
article Washington, DC Moves to Legalize Sports Betting, Despite No Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, DC sports betting could soon be coming to the nation’s capital. While a handful of Congressmen are mulling federal regulation on...

9/18/2018

article Sports betting would be legal in D.C. under newly introduced legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s capital could be the next home to legal sports betting under legislation introduced Tuesday. D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-...

12/25/2012

article D.C. Plays Fizzbin With Online Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes only a Star Trek metaphor will do. Remember the episode about a primitive people who developed a planet-girdling civilization based on the...

9/25/2012

article Barras: Casinos, slots and Internet gambling redux?
(Washington D.C.) -- "It's totally beyond me why [Jack Evans] is doing this," civic leader Marie Drissel told me last week during a discussion about the...

2/28/2012

article D.C. officials grapple with unraveling lottery contract
(Washington D.C.) -- With online gambling off the table for now, D.C. officials are grappling with how to rectify the questionable local business certification of a firm...

2/18/2012

article D.C. Council Member Michael A. Brown Likely to Reintroduce Online Poker Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, the D.C. Council voted to repeal the Internet gambling law that would have made the nation's capital the first U.S....

2/16/2012

article Disputes in Washington End Online Gambling Program
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year, the District of Columbia seemed to hold all the aces in the high-stakes race among states to offer Internet gambling. Its program,...

2/12/2012

article Online-gambling bill’s future uncertain
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown is repeatedly warning that repealing the District’s online-gambling law will put the city in a bind if...

2/7/2012

article A brief history of D.C.’s online gambling program
(Washington D.C.) -- The District’s government-sponsored online went up for a full D.C. Council vote Tuesday, and council members voted to repeal the ”...
article D.C. Council rejects Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to repeal the city’s controversial Internet gambling law, capping a year-long debate about whether it...
article D.C. Repeals Internet Gambling Law
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia dropped out of the race to become the first governmental entity to operate Internet gambling on Tuesday as the city council...
article Full DC Council to vote on online gambling repeal; majority supports bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The full D.C. Council will take its first vote on repealing the nation’s first government-sponsored online gambling program. Online gambling...

2/2/2012

article District of Columbia Set To Fold On Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A key legislative committee has voted to block the D.C. Lottery’s plan to launch the first government-run online casino in the United States,...
article Internet gambling rejected by D.C. Council panel
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. Council committee voted Wednesday to repeal the city’s Internet gambling program, sending the measure to a full council vote that could...

2/1/2012

article D.C. Council committee votes to repeal online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. Council committee finally showed its cards in the tortured bid for Internet poker and other games through the city’s lottery system...
article Internet Gambling Repeal Before D.C. Council Committee Today
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of Internet gambling in the District faces a crucial test today as a D.C. Council committee votes on an amendment repealing iGaming.
article Internet gambling repeal is likely to move forward
(Washington D.C.) -- A measure to repeal the District’s controversial Internet gambling plan has enough support to send it to the full D.C. Council, setting up a...
article Online gambling repeal passes D.C. council committee
(Washington D.C.) -- A proposed repeal of Internet gambling in the District passed its committee and appears headed for approval by the full D.C. Council next week...
article Washington D.C. steps back from Internet gambling launch
(Washington D.C.) -- A city panel in the U.S. capital voted on Wednesday to repeal a first-in-the-nation Internet gambling law for Washington, D.C., a spokeswoman said.

1/31/2012

article DC Council poised to repeal online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- After becoming the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders, the District of Columbia is poised to repeal the...
article Gray joins critics of online gambling’s path to approval
(Washington D.C.) -- Support is evaporating among key city officials for the District’s controversial Internet gambling initiative, with Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D)...

1/30/2012

article Internet gambling repeal is likely to move forward
(Washington D.C.) -- A measure to repeal the District’s controversial Internet gambling plan has enough support to send it to the full D.C. Council, setting up a high-...

1/29/2012

article No online gaming rush for DC
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia Council remains bitterly divided on how, or even if, the nation’s capital should have the first government-run online...

1/28/2012

article Controversy Dominates iGaming Internet Gambling Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- At a D.C. Council committee hearing on a controversial Internet gambling initiative that was quietly approved in late 2010, legislators, activists...
article Law Suits Threatened in Washington D.C.'s Online Gambling Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- Once again opposition is being heard in the protracted legalization of online gambling in the USA’s capital district Washington D.C.
article No online gaming rush for DC
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia Council remains bitterly divided on how, or even if, the nation’s capital should have the first government-run online...
article OP/ED: D.C. politicians playing games
(Washington D.C.) -- The report by the D.C. Office of the Inspector General on the chief financial officer’s lottery contract award captures the amorality...

1/26/2012

article D.C.’s Internet gambling bid questioned
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council members sharply questioned top finance and lottery officials Thursday about whether the District’s first-in-the-nation Internet...
article Hearing Exposes D.C. Council Divisions On Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A stormy hearing, including a city council member’s threat to sue Washington, D.C.’s chief financial officer, exposed sharp divisions...
article Online gambling in DC faces uncertain future
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia still could become the first jurisdiction in the nation to offer government-sponsored online gambling within its borders....

1/25/2012

article Internet Gambling's Long, Strange Trip in D.C. Continues
(Washington D.C.) -- Even though Internet gambling has been legal in the District since early 2011, it remains but an idea that hasn't yet become reality. Ongoing...

1/24/2012

article BLOG: DC moves closer to online poker [1st Item]
(Washington D.C.) -- You may recall in January of last year, Mayor Vincent Gray approved a bill to legalize online poker in the Nation’s Capital. This all sort of...

1/23/2012

article BLOG: Inspector General report on D.C. lottery contract: a reader’s guide
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Inspector General’s investigation into the long-running lottery procurement saga ended Friday with the submission of a 19-page report...

12/27/2011

article D.C. Council’s Evans sets date for iGaming hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- A key D.C. Council member has asked the city’s inspector general to testify at a hearing next month on the city’s first-in-the-nation...

11/30/2011

article Slots Off The Menu As D.C. Wraps Up I-Gaming Review [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A recent series of public consultations offered no reason to prevent the D.C. Lottery from imminently deploying the United States’ first...

11/28/2011

article Changes unlikely for online gambling in D.C. / Lottery officials gathered feedback
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Lottery officials do not plan to change the essential components of their controversial online gambling plan after holding nine community...

11/23/2011

article BLOG: Selling a done deal
(Washington D.C.) -- We live in a city whose leaders and residents have embraced the legalization of medical marijuana, needle exchange for drug addicts, and gay...

11/14/2011

article BLOG: Online Gambling: A Good Bet for D.C.?
(Washington D.C.) -- What's your iGame -- Texas Hold'em Poker, Black Jack, Bingo? Or maybe it's E-Scratch, a virtual way to scrape your way to winnings.

11/13/2011

article Simmons: Internet gambling still a hot topic
(Washington D.C.) -- In the beginning, D.C. officials created an Internet gambling law and they thought it was good. Now, not so much. Having passed the midway point of...

11/8/2011

article OP/ED: The bare-bones startup that hit the D.C. lottery jackpot
(Washington D.C.) -- INSPECTORS FROM the District’s small-business office couldn’t have been more skeptical of the newly formed company seeking certification...

10/17/2011

article Washington Holds Online Gambling Public Consultation
(Washington D.C.) -- In fulfillment of the directions of the Washington city council, DC Lottery has just completed the first of the eight public consultations.

10/15/2011

article Online Gambling Proposal for Washington D.C. Goes Public
(Washington D.C.) -- In the USA many people are a little tired of the argument against online poker especially in the city of Washington D.C. The poker players of...

10/14/2011

article Online gambling in D.C. still faces legal hurdles
(Washington D.C.) -- City officials are kicking off a series of community meetings examining the implementation of online gambling in the District as questions of...

9/25/2011

article Battle Lines Drawn in Washington DC Online Gambling Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The battle lines have been drawn over the much in news online gambling bill of Washington DC. Though the actual fight will take place only after the...
article Online Poker In Washington D.C. Still Being Scrutinized
(Washington D.C.) -- Public consultations are a good snapshot of the opinions of the people. Washington D.C.’s proposed online poker entity is undergoing a serious...

9/12/2011

article MILLER: D.C.’s poker face / Washington is set to be the first legal online gambling den
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington is looking to skirt the federal ban on Internet gambling. Preparations are under way for the launch of iGaming, the District’s...

9/11/2011

article SIMMONS: Government of D.C. can’t thwart thieves
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. officials are deceiving themselves — and you — if they think the government will be able to outwit larcenous-hearted thieves once...

8/30/2011

article OP/ED: Gambling on online operation for D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- CONTROVERSY MAY have forced the District to delay the launch of online gaming, but its advocates haven’t given up. The lottery operator is...

8/19/2011

article OP/ED: D.C’s political gambling games
(Washington D.C.) -- “We don’t discuss ongoing investigations,” D.C. Inspector General Charles J. Willoughby told me this week. “We don’t...

8/14/2011

article Starbucks targeted as D.C. gambling venue
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. officials' eagerness to institute online gambling in the District has caught the attention of the New York Times and D.C. taxpayer advocate...

8/13/2011

article Starved Budgets Inspire New Look at Web Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia is not thrilled that its residents are traveling to Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to gamble in casinos. Starved...

8/12/2011

article Internet gambling community meetings postponed
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Lottery might soon be about more than little white balls (Julio Cortez - AP) If you were hoping to register your pleasure or displeasure with...
article Launch of DC online gambling delayed again; community forums won’t start until mid-September
(Washington D.C.) -- The launch of online gambling in the District of Columbia is being delayed again. The D.C. Lottery announced Thursday that it will reschedule...

8/11/2011

article D.C. gambling meetings set for August
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress is out of session and much of Washington is out of town. But D.C. Lottery officials indicate that it's the perfect time to seek public...
article Internet gambling community meetings postponed
(Washington D.C.) -- If you were hoping to register your pleasure or displeasure with the District’s controversial online gambling proposal at a series of...

8/8/2011

article PROF. ROSE: Poker And The Law: D.C. Lottery Plans Internet Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 29, District of Columbia officials held their first, sometimes heated, public hearing on plans to start taking money bets on poker and other...

8/5/2011

article D.C. Lottery schedules public meetings on online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery has rolled out a schedule of meetings in each of the city’s eight wards to discuss its controversial online gambling program...

7/19/2011

article DC Councilmember wants to repeal online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. Councilmember said Tuesday that he wants to repeal a provision that would make the nation's capital the first jurisdiction in the country...
article Tommy Wells wants to repeal D.C.'s online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells continued to play out his new role as the council's ethics hawk on Tuesday, announcing on NewsChannel 8's...

7/16/2011

article EDITORIAL: The District should carefully consider online gaming’s downsides
(Washington D.C.) -- FINALLY, ATTENTION is focused on plans to make the District the first place in the nation to legalize online gambling. And guess what? Some...

7/12/2011

article D.C. Invites Consultation On Online Launch
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery has delayed the launch of America’s first regulated online casino until at least mid-October, but public concern over gaming...
article D.C. online gambling delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- The District’s plans to launch an online casino have been delayed at least until October, city officials said. “It could be October, it...

7/11/2011

article From CFO to croupier
(Washington D.C.) -- Natwar Gandhi has gone from chief financial officer to croupier. Working in near secrecy in 2010 with at-large Councilman Michael Brown, the CFO...

7/6/2011

article D.C. Lottery's online gambling could be city's next emerging scandal
(Washington D.C.) -- Jonetta Rose Barras in her column in the Washington Examiner takes on what could be an emerging scandal resulting from "unanswered questions...

7/4/2011

article D.C. gambling plan needs scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- THE PUBLIC GOT its first good look last week at the District’s plans to allow online gambling as part of the D.C. Lottery. As D.C. Council...
article I-Gaming plan caps losses at $250,000
(Washington D.C.) -- Players can lose only as much as $250 a week in the D.C. Lottery’s upcoming online gambling program, but there is no limit on how much they...

7/2/2011

article Intrastate Online Gambling in Washington D.C. In Jeopardy Again
(Washington D.C.) -- Online gambling in the USA has been taking a roller coaster ride in the last year or so with propositions being approved and then vetoed and the...

7/1/2011

article Evans stalls gambling initiative amid concerns
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans has stalled new D.C. gambling programs authorized without public hearings that would bring on-line gaming to District...
article Lottery to seek community input on ‘hot spots’
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery has assured a key D.C. Council member that it will not roll out online gambling in public locations until communities have their...
article Online Gaming to Be Delayed: Evans
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council member Jack Evans said the start of online gaming in D.C. will be delayed. Evans called for additional study on the planned Internet...

6/30/2011

article D.C. Lottery will solicit public input on virtual gambling ‘hot spots’
(Washington D.C.) -- It could be a long, sweaty summer for D.C. Lottery officials, but they are still hoping for a big payoff. Facing a host of questions about plans for...

6/29/2011

article D.C. casino: Depends on how you define the words ‘slot machine ‘
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council members quizzed city lottery and other officials Wednesday about a fast-moving plan to launch a virtual casino in September during a...
article D.C. Lottery Faces I-Gaming Scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia could yet act to prevent the D.C. Lottery’s planned launch of the United States’ first regulated online gaming...
article D.C. Lottery’s online-gaming plan ruled legal
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery’s plan to introduce unprecedented online gambling in the District is legal as long as play occurs within city borders, the...
article Launch of DC online gambling may be delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia Council might delay the launch of the nation's first government-run online gambling venture. Council member Jack Evans...
article ROSE: D.C. Proposes Rules for Internet Non-Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia officials held a public hearing today, Wednesday, June 29, on their plans to start taking money bets on online gaming in...

6/28/2011

article D.C. lottery officials plan to back online poker for cash
(Washington D.C.) -- Residents of the nation's capital could soon be able to play government-sponsored Texas Hold 'em poker and other online games even though...
article D.C. plans to launch online casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The bright glass-and-copper library on Benning Road NE just beyond the Anacostia River opened last year as an anchor for redevelopment and a refuge...
article DC Council to hold hearing on online gambling - more than 2 months after it became law
(Washington D.C.) -- Online gambling in the District of Columbia will get its first hearing before the D.C. Council — more than two months after it became law.
article Debut dates planned for D.C.’s Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Lottery announced roll-out dates for its unprecedented Internet gambling program, kicking it off with two demonstration games in midsummer...
article More questions about a D.C. Council member’s online gambling push
(Washington D.C.) -- WHEN D.C. COUNCIL member Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) was exploring the possibility of the District legalizing online gambling in the spring of...
article Online poker in D.C. won't have high stakes
(Washington D.C.) -- Online poker has essentially been banned in the United States, but it's legal in the nation's capital. If all goes according to plan,...

6/27/2011

article Jack Evans also has poker-related law firm conflict
(Washington D.C.) -- Later this week, D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) will gavel to order a long-overdue hearing on online poker, which is soon to be legal...

6/21/2011

article Online gambling readied to roll / Lottery to start with demo games
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Lottery officials are gearing up for unprecedented gambling over the Internet through “demonstration games” that will allow players...

6/18/2011

article Brown Doubles Down on Online Gambling in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- A perfect storm of circumstances seem to be coming together, clearing a path and raising hopes for online gambling to appear in D.C.

6/15/2011

article OP/ED: D.C.’s bad bet on Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- BETTER LATE THAN never: The D.C. Council is finally taking steps to provide some scrutiny of plans to legalize online gambling in the District. Let...

4/19/2011

article PokerStars, Full Tilt Suspend U.S. Bets After Bank Fraud Indictment
(USA) -- The world’s largest poker sites closed their U.S. operations this weekend after the Department of Justice indicted the founders of PokerStars and Full...
article UIGEA Still A Failure, Insists Frank
(Washington D.C.) -- Attempts by the Department of Justice to enforce the 2006 UIGEA against online gambling sites will prove to be “a waste of time”,...

4/17/2011

article D.C. to offer Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, trying to raise millions of dollars from the habits of...

4/15/2011

article Internet Gambling Gets Green Light in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia is hoping online betting will pay off, becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling.
article Washington DC to Offer Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, as if by default, Washington DC became the first jurisdiction in the United States to legalize online gambling. In January Washington...
article The First Place to Offer Online Gambling in the U.S is D.C.?
(Washington D.C.) -- Reports have been released suggesting that Washington DC will become the first jurisdiction to offer online gambling after a 30 day period for...

4/14/2011

article Washington DC Legalises Online Poker in Surprise Move
(Washington D.C.) -- The first district in the United States to legalise online poker is now Washington DC! In a move that has rocked the world of online poker and...
article “Internet” gambling coming to DC
(Washington D.C.) -- When DC first announced the concept of the legalization of online gambling, I had hoped what it might mean was access once again to the main online...

4/13/2011

article DC To Launch Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Online gambling is coming to the District. The city is the first in the nation to do it. The measure was part of the D.C. budget, which just passed...
article Texas Hold 'Em With a Twist in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Online gaming is indeed on the way to Washington, but there are a few catches. First, players will have to physically be within the city's...
article ‘Hot spots’ part of D.C. officials’ plan to allow Internet-based gambling in city
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. officials said they are planning to set up 20 to 30 online gambling “hot spots” in hotels, bars, clubs and other venues across the...

4/12/2011

article D.C. Internet gambling law clears Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A District law to establish Internet gambling through the D.C. Lottery has cleared the congressional approval process, making the city the first U.S...
article Washington, D.C. to allow Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas like New...

4/11/2011

article Rating agency: Internet gambling legalization ‘increasingly likely’
(Massachusetts) -- A prominent credit rating agency now sees internet gambling gathering momentum in states and in Congress, potentially complicating the calculus on...

4/10/2011

article Washington D.C. Could Offer Regulated Online Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- If all goes well, Washington D.C. could become the first place in the country to offer regulated online poker, according to an article in the Wall...

4/9/2011

article Online Poker May Be Coming to Washington, DC
(Washington D.C.) -- In breaking news from Washington, DC, the nation’s capital has apparently become the first jurisdiction to legalize intrastate online poker.
article Washington DC to be the First State Legalizing Intrastate Online Gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- No, the title of this article is not kidding or lying. In one of the most ironic articles I have ever written it seems that the place where the...

4/8/2011

article Nation's Capital Bets Online Poker Is Lawful
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, D.C., is poised to become the first place in the U.S. to allow online poker, challenging the federal government's effective ban on...

4/7/2011

article DC poker decision expected this week
(Washington D.C.) -- The District of Columbia could overtake a number of American states in the race to become the first jurisdiction in the country to regulate online...

4/1/2011

article Online Poker to Be Legalized, Taxed
(Washington D.C.) -- While a fiercely contested debate over proposed online gaming bills continues in California, federal lawmakers have introduced a bill that could...

3/31/2011

article Online Poker Sites and Casinos Forming Alliances Sparks Hope for Federal Poker Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The partnership between Wynn Resorts and PokerStars announced last week sparks optimism that passing a federal online poker bill may be possible...

3/25/2011

article Efforts to legalize online poker in the U.S. pick up steam
(Washington D.C.) -- The often stop-and-go efforts to legalize online poker in the United States gained some steam in Nevada this week, as state lawmakers began...
article Online poker: US states gamble on making it legal
(Washington D.C.) -- Each year, an estimated 10 million Americans participate in an activity that is ostensibly illegal: online poker. In recent years, the US Congress...
article Push to reform US online gambling laws
(Washington D.C.) -- Steve Wynn, the casino mogul who reshaped Las Vegas in the 1980s, is leading a push to reform internet gambling legislation in the US after striking...

3/21/2011

article Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in House
(Washington D.C.) -- Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank and California Republican Rep. John Campbell have introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer...
article Internet Gambling Bill Will Get Hearing, Campbell Says
(Washington D.C.) -- An Internet gambling bill introduced in Congress last week is likely to be scheduled for a hearing “sometime after May” by the House...
article Industry perspective: New federal bill - is it legit or a stall tactic?
(Washington D.C.) -- The battle to legalize wagering over the Internet has been full of starts and stops (mostly stops) over the past decade. And one of the more curious...

3/20/2011

article Another Push For US Online Gambling Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- It seems that Barney Frank’s 2010 proposed legalised gambling bill has been revived and is well and truly alive and kicking.

3/19/2011

article Barney Frank Introduces Anti-UIGEA Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Barney Frank had introduced the anti-UIGEA bill HR 2267 in the 111th Congress. With the end of the two year term of the 111th Congress the slate was...
article Frank teams up with Campbell on new Internet Gambling Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A longtime advocate of legalizing and regulating the online gaming industry, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has teamed up with his Republican...

3/18/2011

article Bipartisan bill on Net gaming introduced
(Washington D.C.) -- Attempts to regulate Internet gaming on a federal level continued Thursday with the introduction of a bipartisan bill that would establish federal...
article Internet gambling bill introduced in U.S. House
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Representatives Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) and John Campbell (R-California) have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives...

3/17/2011

press release Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in the House
(Washington D.C.) -- The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act was introduced in the House today by Congressman John Campbell (R-CA)...
article Lawmakers Renew Bid To Legalize Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- As expected, group of House lawmakers Thursday reintroduced legislation that would legalize online gambling and set up a regime for regulating the...

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