DC Council approves no-bid sports gambling contract

DC Council approves no-bid sports gambling contract

The contentious 7-to-five vote came after a majority of the council’s 13 contributors expressed worries about the $215 million, 5-year deal, which have become mired in an ethics scandal regarding its leader champion, council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2). but numerous lawmakers ultimately voted yes notwithstanding earlier qualms about Evans’s involvement and the council’s decision to droop aggressive bidding regulations, paving the manner for Intralot to have a monopoly on sports activities wagers located on phones and computers. “If we flip this down, there could be any other two years, some have said three years, earlier than we've a settlement in place,” Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said. “We just recognise there may be a protest, there can be numerous controversy, loads of dispute, and plenty of postpone. And there's a vast price to a delay of more than one years.”