Update On The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

The CRE Puts The Hammer Down

This law has been a joke ever since it was first piggybacked on a bill and tricked to get passed. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) provides the government with tips on what works and what doesn’t.

And lately the CRE came out with a report that basically says “This is very unlikely to be successful”. A few points from the article:

  • The rules are very hazy and unclear
  • Would take too much manpower to put into place and enforce
  • There are few loopholes for merchants (gambling businesses)

You can read the whole article at Card Player.

Congressional Hearing

There is also a congressional hearing held Washington D.C. where people will gather to discuss the problems with the current laws and how they can be improved.

The article can be found at Gambling 911.

I am feeling quite optimistic about all this. There are no signs of this whole issue getting worse. More and more people are joining to get UIGEA out and a better law in.

Hopefully it will happen or I will be pissed about all the crap that goes on. ;-)


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