HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 24Issue 26US SENATORS SCHUMER AND HATCH WEIGH IN ON FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF SPORTS WAGERING

During the past two weeks, US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) issued separate statements calling for a review of sports wagering in the United States post the decision by the US Supreme Court overturning the federal prohibition.  Both Senators have called for the US Congress to examine whether implementation of a federal oversight system should be considered.  

Below is a link to the comments made by Senator Hatch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=eanUCMgBMiU

In addition, below you can find a position statement issued by Senator Schumer:

https://www.americangaming.org/sites/default/files/Schumer%20Sports%20Betting%20Framework.pdf

In response to the comments offered by the two senators, American Gaming Association Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Sara Slane issued the following statement regarding Senator Orrin Hatch’s public comments on legalized sports betting.

“Federal oversight of sports betting was an abject failure, succeeding only in enabling the growth of a massive illegal market. The Supreme Court decision removed this unconstitutional federal overreach, allowing states and sovereign tribal nations - who have proven to be effective regulators of all gaming – to decide what works best for their constituents.

“The casino industry continues to work with lawmakers, regulators, sports leagues and law enforcement to ensure the proper protection for consumers and the integrity of bets and sporting contests are in place.

“AGA has been a leading voice on sports betting policy and we will continue to serve as a resource to policymakers like Senator Hatch and his colleagues to ensure the position of the gaming industry is properly represented.”

 

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