The US House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigation has scheduling a hearing for September 27th to examine the need for federal sports betting guidelines.

Subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said the hearing will look at the implications of the Supreme Court ruling overturning PASPA and what it means for the integrity of sport “as well as what sorts of improper or illicit activities could arise”.

"Ultimately, we want to determine whether or not a basic federal framework is necessary to guide states' new gambling policies," he said.

Next week’s hearing has been scheduled after a number of recently proposed federal sports betting bills failed to materialise, and the publication of a federal framework for sports integrity and consumer protection by Senator Charles Schumer.

The American Gaming Association, which has described federal oversight of sports betting as a nonstarter, will provide testimony on behalf of the gaming industry, with senior vice president of public affairs, Sara Slane, highlighting the association’s core principles for legalized sports betting.

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