The D.C. Council has taken the first step toward repealing online gambling.
After becoming the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders, the District of Columbia is poised to repeal the program before it launches.
The District of Columbia Council remains bitterly divided on how, or even if, the nation’s capital should have the first government-run online gambling venture in the United States.
Buying a lottery ticket could soon be as easy as clicking your mouse. The federal government now says it’s okay for states to sell them online.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says state revenues would be hurt if Congress legalizes online gambling.
Residents of the nation’s capital could be able to play government-sponsored Texas Hold `Em poker and other online games within three months, but some wonder if the stakes are too small for the games to generate much interest or revenue.