The contemporary controversy over the district’s award of a beneficial sole-supply contract is achingly unsurprising. D. C. Has mounted a procurement machine this is steeped in politics and parochialism, with the checkered records to expose for it. The shock might come from an absence of questionable practices and preferential treatment. At issue this time is a $215 million settlement awarded to a greek gaming corporation to launch and operate on-line sports betting and retain control of the lottery application. After weeks of fierce debate, the d. C. Council voted 7 to 5 on july 9 to approve the no-bid contract to intralot. D. C. Chief monetary officer jeffrey s. Dewitt had advocated — and the council agreed — bypassing the bid procedure as a way of speeding the metropolis’s entry into the competitive gaming market and maximizing the town’s go back.