HR 2267 Hearing Update

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Last Wednesday, Barney Frank’s bill HR 2267, which aims to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (2006), was discussed by the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing.

The hearing was somewhat successful and speakers talked about the benefits of online gambling in terms of revenue and entertainment and also about problem gambling and responsible gaming.

On Juky 23rd, the House Financial Services Committee announced that HR 2267 Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, will be marked-up on Tuesday, July 27. HR 2267 in third on the list of bills to be marked up on that day, so we are impatient for the results.

“Most importantly, the mark up shows a commitment by Chairman Frank to move forward and his colleagues to address this issue.” said Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative spokesman, Michael Waxman.