More than three months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates for nationwide sports wagering. Since then, several states have taken advantage of the ability to separate citizens from their money without increasing taxes. The federal government, however, has done nothing.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) wants the federal government to take action. In comments delivered Thursday on the Senate floor, Hatch lamented that the subject has been “conspicuously absent from the public dialogue on Capitol Hill,” pointing out that a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee set for June was postponed and not rescheduled.
Hatch vowed to release a legislative proposal “in the coming weeks” regarding the issue, and it’s clear that he hopes to create a federal framework that ensures the integrity of the games.
The NFL supports Hatch’s efforts, for obvious reasons. Instead of skittering from state to state in an effort…