American Gaming Association Has 'No Comment' On Repeal Of UIGEA

15 March 2007

eGaming Review

Following yesterday’s news that US Congressman Barney Frank had confirmed he was working on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, the American Gaming Association (AGA), the trade body for the US land-based casino industry, told eGaming Review that it would not comment on the development other than to reiterate its view on the matter. “Our board continues to support the authorisation of a federally funded study to evaluate the impacts of online gambling,” it said. The AGA added that the study should be comprehensive and establish “whether internet gambling can be effectively legalised and regulated in the United States. Such an endeavour could evaluate whether legalisation, regulation and taxation – on a state-option basis – may be a more viable option than a complete ban on internet gambling, and would result in recommendations to Congress on the best way to handle the issue”.