On Thursday the 1st of May, the House Democratic Policy Committee in Pennsylvania was holding a two and a half hour public hearing to discuss legalising internet gambling. This comes just a week after a report on the pros and cons of online gambling legalisation was created for a guide for lawmakers by the Pennsylvania senate.
The public hearing took place so that the Policy Committee would be able to hear about all the different issues that surround internet gambling; good and bad. They heard talks from a range of different specialists that included internet gambling experts and advocates for preventing problem gambling etc.
The hearing was arranged to be an introduction to the possibility of Pennsylvania becoming the next American State to legalise online gambling; however, it is early days and they are hoping that this hearing will jump start the debate.