Sunday, June 26, 2011

Opposing DC's gambling law

DC's plan to make gambling widely available online and in restaurants, bars and hotels is a very bad idea and something I deeply opposed.

I've been trying to get the local Adams Morgan ANC interested in this issue and hopefully they'll agree to at least look into it.

The DC Lottery will approve the permit/licensing process for creating these neighborhood electronic casinos, but the law provides no oversight or notice to neighborhoods.

The ANC often invites local officials to its meetings to discuss topics of interest. I'd really like to see them invited someone from the DC Lottery to explain the process they will use to improve electronic casinos in bars and restaurants.

I'm working with another person to try to organize something against this Internet gambling law. The site is brand new but includes an argument as to why this law is bad.