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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Legal online poker in the District?

By Washington Post editors

The D.C. Council on Tuesday took a first step toward legalizing online poker and fantasy sports gambling through the city lottery by tucking the proposal into a massive bill aimed at plugging a $200 million budget gap, The Washington Times reports.

By a vote of 11-2, the council passed an amendment — with little notice or public input — that would define the D.C. Lottery to include both "games of skill and games of chance."

Introduced by Michael A. Brown, (D-At Large) the amendment would establish a private computer network run by the D.C. Lottery that would allow customers to play poker online as long as they were playing in the District.

For more on the D.C. Council and a proposal to legalized online poker and fantasy sport gambling in the District go to The Washington Times.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
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