D.C. Lottery schedules public meetings on online gambling

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“They probably didn’t see [the schedule] in their mailboxes until today,” Mr. Roogow said.
The final meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8 in Ward 6 before a meeting for the full council on Sept. 14.

Proponents of i-Gaming say the program is an innovative way to bring money into city coffers while regulating an online hobby that people engage in, illegally, on offshore websites.

They contend that i-Gaming is needed to compete with a casino project under construction at Arundel Mills in Maryland and an already successful casino at Charles Town, W.Va.

“People are taking their money out of the District,” Mr. Roogow said, “and doing these things in West Virginia, Delaware or Maryland.”

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