The American Gaming Association’s (AGA) senior vice president of public affairs, Sara Slane, will testify at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations’ hearing entitled Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America on September 27th at 10am EDT.

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.

On September 13, the association sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterating the gaming industry’s top priorities for eliminating the vast illegal gaming market and implementing successful and safe legal sports betting markets in the US.

In the communication, the AGA described the US Supreme Court’s decision to declare PASPA unconstitutional as “an essential first step to shutting down illegal sports betting” because it allows states and tribes to legalize and robustly regulate sports betting within their borders.

It stated: “Bringing sports betting activity into a transparent legal market, under state and tribal regulatory oversight, empowers law enforcement to tackle illegal gambling, provides essential consumer protection and better ensures bet and game integrity. It will also create new American jobs and generate additional local, state and federal tax revenue.”