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The federal government swung back into the view of the online gambling community today thanks to a Senate hearing titled The Expansion of Internet Gambling: Assessing Consumer Protection Concerns.
The hearing, held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, lacked a direct legislative aim due to the absence of any active bill to regulate online gambling in the Senate.
Nevertheless, the hearing still provided some insight into how powerful members of Congress view online gambling, online poker, the push by states to regulate and other key issues.
Some present in person, others virtually:
For a tweet-based recap, I’d go with Diamond Flush’s timeline.
The hearing went much as you’d expect.
The general consensus of the witnesses and the members of Congress: The status quo isn’t working. But what parts are failing and how to fix it was a far more divisive issue.
There’s also no clear next step, insomuch that the committee did not establish any goals or propose additional hearings.