Internet Gambling Hearing, July 21, 2010

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Today will be a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee entitled, “HR 2267, Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act.”

This is a bill introduced May 6, 2009 by Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA). The bill establishes a comprehensive licensing and regulatory framework for the internet gambling industry in the United States.

The bill, H.R.2267, has 69 co-sponsors, both Republicans and Democrats.

The hearing will kick off after lunch at 1:00pm ET in Room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. No markup of HR 2267 will occur, this is an opportunity for discussion and testimony on the legislation.

Five witnesses are scheduled to speak at the hearing. Three witnesses Annie Duke, Ed Williams and  Lynn Malerba will speak in support of the bill. Two witness will speak in opposition, Tom Malkasian and Michael K. Fagan.

Watch the hearing live