D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown issued this announcement via Twitter this afternoon:
“Learn more about lottery. Finance & Revenue Comm. hearing re: DC Lottery’s plans to offer online games. June 29 at 10AM at the Wilson Bldg.”
Legislation containing a provision allowing online poker was attached to a budget bill earlier this year and survivied a mandatory 30-day congressional review period. However, lots of questions remain — not the least of which was raised by The Washington Post editorial board about Mr. Brown’s employment at a law firm with ties to the industry.
Mr. Brown said his proposal would raise more than $13.5 million by the end of 2014.