13 Apr '11, 2pm

Washington DC Becomes First Jurisdiction In The US To Legalize Online Gambling

According to gambling911.com , Washington, D.C., has become the first jurisdiction in the United States to legalize online gambling. “The Associated Press reported late Tuesday that permitting online gambling was part of a 2011 budget and a 30-day period for Congress to object expired last week, said D.C. Council, member Michael A. Brown, who authored the provision.” “There was really no clear law that said we could not do this,” Brown said last week. “Bets would have to be placed within the District of Columbia.” “Unlike previous state measures such as those recommended in New Jersey, which failed to pass legislation last month, those betting from Washington, DC would not be required to actually live there.” “In addition to online poker, Washington, DC could also offer other forms of Web gambling including casino games and sports betting.” “Officials estimate between $13 ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/04/13/washington-dc-become...

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