I-Gaming and Lottery Amendment Repeal Act

Date:

January 26, 2012 10:00 AM

Address:

Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Public Oversight Hearing on the Matter of I-Gaming and Public Hearing on B19-474, Lottery Amendment Repeal Act of 2011

Councilmember Jack Evans, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, announces a public oversight hearing to be held on Thursday, January 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The hearing will continue until all witnesses have testified or 1:00 p.m. and will recess. The hearing will resume at 6:00 p.m.

As a follow up to the June 29, 2011 Public Oversight Roundtable on the matter of i-gaming, the committee is providing another opportunity for the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board to provide an update on the series of community meetings held in the fall of 2011, as well as the implementation efforts of i-gaming in the District of Columbia. This measure was included in Title VII, Subtitle G. Lottery Modernization Act of Bill 18-1100, the "Fiscal Year 2011 Supplemental Budget Support Act of 2010," which is now Law 18-370.

Bill 19-474, the "Lottery Amendment Repeal Act of 2011" would amend the Law to legalize Lotteries, Daily Numbers Games, and Bingo and Raffles for Charitable Purposes (DC Law 3-172) to eliminate online gambling.

The Committee invites the public to testify at the hearing.  Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Sarina Loy, Committee Assistant at (202) 724-8058 or sloy@dccouncil.us, and provide your name, organizational affiliation (if any), and title with the organization by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  Witnesses may specify whether they would like to testify at the 10:00 a.m. portion or the 6:00 p.m. portion. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their written testimony to the hearing.  The Committee allows individuals 3 minutes to provide oral testimony in order to permit each witness an opportunity to be heard.  Additional written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record.  Written statements may be submitted by e-mail to sloy@dccouncil.us or mailed to: Council of the District of Columbia; 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.; Suite 114; Washington D.C. 20004.

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