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Dina Titus calls for iGaming hearings

A member of the United States House of Representatives from Nevada has called on Congress to hold hearings into the current state-by-state proliferation on online gambling.

Democrat Dina Titus represents the western state’s Third Congressional District, which includes most of the areas immediately outside of Las Vegas, and made her request in letters sent to the Chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Titus believes that the current piecemeal approach to licensing intra-state online gambling operators could see ‘bad actors’ enter the market and she also wants the United States Senate to simultaneously look into the matter.

“Previous efforts in Congress to create a national legal framework for Internet gaming have failed and states have moved ahead of Congress to develop these laws and accompanying regulations,” wrote Titus.

“It is critical that Congress create a common-sense regulatory framework to address this growing issue.

Titus wrote that federal legislation would ‘ensure that consumers are protected’ while revealing that she intends to meet with representatives from the American Gaming Association to discuss two pieces of proposed legislation recently introduced by Representatives Joe Barton from Texas and New York’s Peter King.

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