The provision allowing D.C. to offer online gaming was included in the 2011 budget compromise reached by the White House and Congressional leaders. Under the measure, D.C. would be allowed to offer online poker and other games of skill and chance.
The office of D.C. Council Member Michael A. Brown says conservative estimates show the city could bring in $13 million through fiscal year 2014.
Efforts to legalize Internet gambling have stalled elsewhere, including in New Jersey.