District Gambling

With the DC Board of Elections examining 50,000 signatures collected to put an initiative on the ballot to allow for the creation of gambling hall on New York Avenue, now seems like a good time to pause and examine who's behind the effort. It turns out it's two "businessmen" from the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been involved in gambling proposals in New York and my home state of Maine, where their proposal was rejected. The two have spread around over $600,000 dollars in the District. Luckily for us, DC isn't actually a democracy, and congressional leaders have told the Post they'd reject the initiative even if it's passed by DC voters.

> W. Times: "Firms spent $617,000 on D.C. slots"
> W. Post: "Lawmakers Say Congress Won't Allow Slots in D.C."


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