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Greece based gaming company Intralot is still preparing to enter the Washington D.C. gambling market, despite the controversy generated by the law.
A report in the Washington Times shares that Intralot is hiring personnel to help support the company's operations in the city, as well as three additional states which are unnamed in the report.
Intralot Vice President for Government Relations said, "Intralot recognizes that the D.C. program, known as I-Gaming, still needs community input and key approvals. Irrespective of that, the company is moving ahead with an I-Gaming strategy to have personnel who they can train and place in the appropriate locations, which may or may not start with the District."
Positions have been posted by a company called DC09 looking for a "Table Games Operator" in addition to ten I-Gaming positions. DC09 is a joint venture between Intralot and a local partner.
Washington D.C.'s online gambling bill was placed into a budgetary bill and passed earlier this year, albeit amid controversy. Currently the law is waiting to get community support and scheduled hearings for the public are to be held this month. Current council member Tommy Wells is trying to repeal the I-Gaming measure, and others in the council are calling for a review of the bill as well.