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News Bite: US House to Hold Follow-up Poker Hearing

The US House of Representatives will hold a follow-up hearing next week on the potential legalisation of online poker. The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade has scheduled the hearing for November 18, according to reports from Capitol Hill. A list of witnesses has not been released.

The House hearing follows the October 25 session, where lawmakers heard testimony on the potential merits, and effects, of regulating online poker. Among the witnesses that testified last month were Alphonse D’Amato, former senator and now chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), and Parry Aftab, a lawyer specializing in Internet privacy and security law.

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