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Councilmember to offer online gambling compromise

Tuesday - 2/7/2012, 4:53am  ET

WASHINGTON - The D.C. councilmember who pushed for online gambling says he plans to offer a compromise bill to avoid a complete repeal of the program.

Councilmember Michael Brown tells The Washington Times that he doesn't think the council should throw out a law that he says will bring in at least $150 million over the next 10 to 15 years ( http://bit.ly/xXUg3Q). Brown plans to introduce the bill on Tuesday.

The Finance and Revenue Committee voted last week to send the repeal bill to the full council. A majority of councilmembers have said they support repealing the nation's first government-sponsored online gambling program. The law is on the books but has not been implemented.

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Information from: The Washington Times, http://www.washtimes.com


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