AGA's Sara Slane invited to testify on sports betting

AGA's Sara Slane invited to testify on sports betting

September 22, 2018 8:44 AM
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Sara Slane, American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, has been invited to testify at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations’ hearing on sports betting Thursday (Sept. 27), the gaming trade body has announced.

Slane will provide AGA’s perspective on why states and sovereign tribal nations, not the federal government, are best positioned to regulate and oversee legal sports betting markets. In a letter sent last week to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Slane reiterated the AGA position that implementing successful and safe legal sports betting markets in the U.S. without federal regulation is the best way to eliminate illegal offshore sports wagering.

Congress is seeking to determine if federal sports betting guidelines are needed as more states begin to open regulated sports wagering markets.

The House Judiciary subcommittee hearing is entitled "An Examination of Sports Betting in America" and is set for Sept. 27, in Washington, D.C.