Lottery group Intralot has had their contract to provide services to Washington D.C. suspended on a temporary basis, as a court ruled that there is a chance that the group's contract violates federal law.
There is a lawsuit filed by app developer Dylan Carragher, who alleges that the Intralot contract violates the Home Rule Act that sets out the District's powers. Carragher says that the no-bid contract that D.C. awarded to Intralot violates the law, as it violates the rights of D.C. residents to get fair and competitive prices. The contract awarded to Intralot was for mobile sportsbetting services, which was legalized in the District earlier this year.
The judge in the case issued a temporary restraining order for two weeks, during which time D.C. cannot utilize Intralot's services as a whole.
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