DC to offer Internet gambling, becomes first in US

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    DC to offer Internet gambling, becomes first in US

    BY ERIC TUCKER (Associated Press)
    Originally Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP)  The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas like New Jersey and Nevada in a bid to bring in millions of dollars in extra revenue.

    Permitting the online games was part of the 2011 budget and a 30-day period for Congress to object expired last week, said D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown, who authored the provision. The gaming would be operated by Intralot, a Greece-based company, and would be available only to gamblers making bets within the borders of the district.

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    http://www.reliablenews.com/e72371-dc-t … n-us?cat=1

      .. will it do more harm than good? hmm

    1. transinata profile image79
      transinataposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the info