Tag Archives: House of Representatives
- Congress to hold hearing on DFS, sports betting and online gambling
April 14, 2016
Daily fantasy sports, sports betting and online gambling will all be topics of (presumably lively) discussion at a Congressional hearing next month. On Thursday, ESPN’s David Purdum broke the news that the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 to...
- Adelson’s anti-online gambling bill to get House committee hearing on Dec. 9
December 3, 2015
Las Vegas Sands boss Sheldon Adelson may be Jewish, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) just gave him an early Christmas present all the same. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform confirmed the scheduling of a hearing for Dec. 9 at 1pm ET to discuss...
- PH House speaker seeks to curb Pagcor’s powers
May 26, 2014
A leader of the Philippine House of Representatives is seeking to clip the wings of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) by amending the Republic Act 9487, otherwise known as Pagcor's charter. House Deputy Speaker and Isabela Fourth District Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao is challenging laws contained in RA 9487...
- The Red Wire: Rand Paul Wrong For Trying To Go Right
March 18, 2014
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the Enforce the Law Act late last week. It’s a typically dowdy-sounding name for a bill from a dowdy party that can’t stand the idea of anybody not wanting to listen to it. The gist of the act is that the president - one...
- Draft of Sheldon Adelson’s proposed Wire Act rewrite surfaces
January 12, 2014
Las Vegas Sands' chairman Sheldon Adelson’s plan to banish online gambling from America’s interwebz has taken on tangible form via an unfinished draft of federal legislation planned for introduction into the US House of Representatives this year. Poker blogger Marco Valerio (@AgentMarco) obtained a copy of the bill, which bears...
- Pennsylvania online gambling study ok’d; Massachusetts not ready; House hearing
December 4, 2013
Pennsylvania’s Senate has overwhelmingly backed a resolution to study methods by which the state’s gambling industry can maintain its competitive edge, including the possibility of launching intrastate online gambling. The resolution, which was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and approved by a Senate committee on Tuesday, passed...
Genting Malaysia may lose $274M on Mass. casino bet
May 23, 2017