The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on sports betting that was originally scheduled for June 26 has been postponed. The Committee made the announcement only hours after confirming that the meeting would go ahead. According to press reports, the postponement was related to a scheduling complication.
Titled “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America” the hearing in the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations had invited potential witnesses, including the NFL, to testify. An alternative date has yet to be announced.
US Congress had scheduled the hearing, to be chaired by Bob Goodlatte, in order to assess how the land lies in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA. Among those said to be considering taking part was Jocelyn Moore, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs at the National Football League (NFL) and the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Geoff Freeman who recently announced plans to step down as the organisation’s president.