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Online Poker Hearing Postponed Due To Weather

Hearing Hasn't Yet Been Reschedule


The planned Thursday hearing for the proposed federal online gaming ban has been postponed due to winter weather in the region, according to the Poker Players Alliance, a grassroots pro-poker lobbying group on Capitol Hill.

At 9:30 a.m., the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations was scheduled to discuss Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) H.R. 707, which has been dubbed the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act.” That’s a law from 1961.

It would enact a prohibition on online poker nationwide.

There has not been any word on when the hearing will be rescheduled for.

An official witness list for the hearing hasn’t been made available yet.