AGA to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that on Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 am EDT, it will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing entitled, “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America.”

A spokesman for AGA said:  “AGA’s perspective on why states and sovereign tribal nations – not the federal government – are best positioned to regulate and oversee legal sports betting markets.

“We are honored for the opportunity testify on behalf of the $261 billion U.S. casino gaming industry and the 1.8 million employees we support throughout the country and will better explain how the post-PASPA world will serve and protect the American public while providing significant economic opportunities for a variety of stakeholders.”

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To read the full testimony here. Watch the hearing here.

Please find the additional witnesses and their testimony’s below:

Becky Harris, Chair, Nevada Gaming Control Board;
Jocelyn Moore, Executive Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, National Football League;
Jon Bruning, Counselor, Coalition to Stop Online Gambling; and
Les Bernal, National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling.

In advance of Thursday’s hearing, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) and Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), as members from states that have legalised regulated sports betting, sent the attached letter to Subcommittee members emphasising how state regulations are more effective way to combat the illegal market.

In addition to the letter, stakeholders are coming forward ahead of the hearing to articulate their opinions about sports betting in the states:

Citizens Against Government Waste – Legal Sports Betting Should Be Allowed to Thrive
Competitive Enterprise Institute – Congress Should Stay out of Sports Betting Regulation
American Legislative Exchange Council – Congress to Stop States from Making Their Own Bets?
Americans for Tax Reform – Letter to Subcommittee and The Hill Op-Ed
National Conference of State Legislators – Letter to Subcommittee
Major County Sheriffs of America – Letter to Subcommittee
The American Conservative Union – Letter to Subcommittee
National Fraternal Order of Police – Letter to Subcommittee


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