For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2018
Matthew Nocella, 202.286.1987 -

Grosso votes against sports betting in D.C.

Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement from Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) on the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 considered by the Council of the District of Columbia at its legislative meeting today:

“Today I cast a vote against a bill to legalize sports betting in the District of Columbia. This rush to make D.C. the first jurisdiction in the region to legalize sports betting gives me great pause as we do not fully understand the impact it will have on our communities. I’m concerned that not only will the revenue generated by this proposal come from the pockets of those who are most vulnerable in our city, but that it is not a reliable long-term funding source for the vital educational and public safety priorities for which the revenue has been dedicated.”