Wednesday's House Committee hearing on the law enforcement implications of internet gambling looked more like an exercise in misrepresenting facts, with a number of expert witnesses warning of the dangers posed by "massive foreign companies" which would seek to circumvent state laws.

Most of the testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform came from iGaming opponents, with predatory foreign companies featuring as a regular theme, alongside the suggestion that the 2011 Department of Justice (DoJ) opinion on the Wire Act somehow legalised online gambling in all 50 states.

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