Jack Evans: Internet gambling “hot spots” postponed
Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans says plans for implementing Internet gambling hot spots in bars, restaurants and hotels across the District have been postponed. “I have met with representatives of the Chief Financial Officer and D.C. Lottery in light of yesterday’s hearing and am pleased that they are taking immediate action in response to concerns raised before the Committee,” Evans said in a …
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