D.C. Lottery Council Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Intralot Deal

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The Washington D.C. Lottery Commission has been cleared of all wrongdoing for its role in selecting Intralot as the city's online casino vendor in a report that will be released within the next week.

The report, which was created by Inspector General Charles J. Willoughby, spans 19 pages and mainly deals with the issues pertaining to the acceptability of the deal with Intralot and the company entering into an agreement with Veteran Service Corp, among other issues.

The report concluded that the there has been no wrongdoing in the relationship between Intralot and VSC, but did chastise D.C. CFO Natwar M. Gandhi for awarding the online gambling provisions to the contract without taking a second round of bids from interested companies.

The D.C. online gaming law has the general support of residents, but has been a lightning rod of controversy since it was passed last year. On January 26th the law will again come under scrutiny as City Councillor Jack Evans will head up a committee to investigate whether or not the law should be repealed.