Frank to Repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
Prior to the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in October, Congressman Barney Frank asked... "Has it become the role of this Congress to prohibit any activity that an adult wants to engage in voluntarily if it doesn't add to the GDP or make us more competitive? What kind of socio-, cultural authoritarianism are we advocating here?"
Today, Barney Frank's secretary has confirmed to us that the congressman is working on a repeal of the UIGEA.
The repeal is not expected to garner enough votes to actually pass in the house, because there are no alternatives to regulate the industry, however the law simply being proposed could be enough to stop the rampage that the DOJ is on against Internet gambling companies.
More good news was circulating today around the case against Neteller founders John Lefebvre and Stephen Lawrence. Respected gaming news reporting web sites have reported the rumors of the possible dropping of the charges against the two former leaders of Neteller, but we were unable to confirm any of those rumors.
Our call to Congressman Frank's office was answered today by a secretary, but we were told no specifics for the repeal would be revealed as of yet, which probably means the repeal had not been completely written down on paper as of the time we called.
Stay tuned to Casino Gambling Web for more details to follow on this story.