HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 24Issue 29US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SLATED TO HOLD HEARING ON SPORTS WAGERING: SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations has set a hearing for Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m. to receive testimony on regulating matters associated with sports wagering.  Since the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports wagering, a large number of developments have occurred across the United States.  

As outlined in Volume 24, Issue 26 of The Michigan Gaming Newsletter, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) issued separate statements calling for a review of sports wagering in the United States post the decision by the US Supreme Court overturning the federal prohibition. Both Senators have called for the US Congress to examine whether implementation of a federal oversight system should be considered. 

Below is a link to the comments made by Senator Hatch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=eanUCMgBMiU

In addition, below you can find a position statement issued by Senator Schumer:

https://www.americangaming.org/sites/default/files/Schumer%20Sports%20Betting%20Framework.pdf

It is expected that the American Gaming Association’s Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Sara Slane will be in attendance at the hearing and will provide testimony as to the industry’s position. Below is the statement that the Association issued following the statements issued by the Congressmen:

“Federal oversight of sports betting was an abject failure, succeeding only in enabling the growth of a massive illegal market. The Supreme Court decision removed this unconstitutional federal overreach, allowing states and sovereign tribal nations - who have proven to be effective regulators of all gaming – to decide what works best for their constituents.  The casino industry continues to work with lawmakers, regulators, sports leagues and law enforcement to ensure the proper protection for consumers and the integrity of bets and sporting contests are in place.”

 

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