DC court blocks Intralot sports betting injunction

21 October 2019

The Washington DC Superior Court has denied a request for an injunction to block the DC Lottery’s no-bid contract with Intralot, meaning the Lottery can resume work towards launching the district’s mobile sports betting platform.

The decision by Judge John Campbell forms part of mobile app developer Dylan Carragher’s lawsuit against the District, which argues the deal violates the Home Rule Act that established the powers of Washington DC.

In September, Judge Joan Zeldon issued a temporary restraining order suspending the contract until the decision on the injunction was made.

As part of its request for an injunction, Carragher’s legal team argued that the Act, “cannot be amended of circumvented by amendment to DC law by the district government”. The DC Council’s move to bypass the typical procurement process by amendment was therefore illegal, it claimed.

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