A betting industry insider is reporting that the US Congress Sub-Committee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold hearings regarding online gambling on December 10th.
The news of the hearing comes from Tweets by Jennifer M. Webb, who works as the Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Council of Legislators from Gambling States.
The hearing will be titled "The State of Online Gambling", and will involve the politicians discussing how the US Justice Department reinterpreted the Wire Act, which caused online betting to open up throughout the country. Additionally, the group will discuss Rep. Joe Barton's bill to legalize online poker. No mention of Rep. Peter King's broader attempt to legalize online gambling as a whole was put on the agenda.
Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.
In other US online gambling news, the state of Pennsylvania saw a positive step toward the legalizing of intrastate online gambling as a Senate Committee agreed with a proposal to seriously debate legalizing the act within state borders. The measure was introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, who wishes to see online betting within the Keystone State, as he worries that New Jersey's online betting law will steal business from his state.
The measure will now move to the full Senate, where the measure will be debated.