Introduction of Online Gambling Legislation Continues
11 June 2007
First, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced the IGREA (tabled after hearings held Friday) then Rep. Robert Wexler (D – FL) introduced the Skill Game Protection Act, which is geared toward exempting games of skill like chess, mahjong and poker from the UIGEA
Now another bill has been introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott (D – WA) titled Internet Gambling Regulation and Taxation Enforcement Act which would define the tax structure for the IGREA.
A more tolerant stance on online gambling and the benefits of legalizing an industry that could provide millions of dollars to an overworked and much abused budget seems to be growing but can only be described as at a snails pace. Still, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
22 July 2010Positive Hearing on U.S. Internet Gambling Regulation
In three months the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) will turn 4 years old. The regulations put in place to govern how to enforce this law just came into effect in June and now, finally, Barney Frank and his bill HR 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act is moving forward to try and change it.Read full article
06 August 2010HR226 Gets Another Co-Sponsor in Congressman John Campbell
Most are hailing the passing of HR 2267, The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act last week as a victory for getting some kind of regulation for online gambling in the U.S. The next step is getting the consideration of the full House of Representatives. Today that next step got more support in the way of Congressman John Campbell (R-CA) who added his name to the growing list of co-sponsors to the bill that now total 70. In last week’s hearing Rep.Read full article
10 August 2007US Online Act (IGREA) Gets PRESIDENTIAL Endorsement
Supporters of Barney Frank’s “Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act ” gets important commentary endorsement. Games and Casino’s very reliable resources tell us that this could be a major help in the IGREA and iMEGA getting the response needed to halt the UIGEA.Read full article