Proposed National Harbor Casino Worries D.C. Lottery: Report

Officials said new venue could siphon D.C. revenues

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    A billion-dollar casino being proposed by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker for the National Harbor development is  worrying the District of Columbia's lottery and gaming board.
     

    Board Director Buddy Roogow tells The Washington Examiner the impact of a major casino along the Potomac River would  be ``substantial.'' He says people would likely divide their gambling dollars. While  they would still buy lottery tickets, they would also cross into Maryland to play  slots and table games.  
    The casino proposal comes after the D.C. Council repealed a bill that  legalized Internet gaming last month. There were accusations it was slipped into a  budget bill at the last minute.
     
    Councilmember Michael Brown says he plans to reintroduce legislation for  Internet gambling.