House Hearing on Sports Betting to Be Held This Month

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Sep/14/2018

The U.S. federal government, perhaps at the urging of sports leagues, is determined to oversee legalized sports betting as opposed to allowing states to do so it seems.

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David Payne Purdum of ESPN.com confirmed Friday morning via Twitter:

Multiple sources now confirming, a House Judiciary subcommittee is expected to hold a hearing on sports betting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27. Hearing has not been put on official calendar yet and postponements happen frequently.

The American Gaming Association on Thursday released a letter urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to allow states to do their thing.

Part of the federal proposition on developing a legal framework includes controversial "integrity fees" that benefits the leagues and are essentially "a royalty or a percentage of wagers to leagues — paid by sportsbooks and casinos — for bets place on their games."

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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