The UIGEA aka The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
In October of last year, in the final moments of the last Republican dominated session, Rep. Bill Frist attached
a bill to the Safe Port Act without anyone in the Senate having any knowledge of it until fifteen minutes before
the Act hit the floor for debate. The Safe Port Act was/is an important act that protects the security of the US
borders and it passed almost unanimously in both the Senate and House. And so the Unlawful Internet Gambling
Enforcement Act (aka the UIGEA), the bill that former senator Frist scandalously attached to the Safe Port Act,
passed and the Internet gambling world was left with their collective mouths agape.
Internet gambling stocks that were publicly traded on the London stock exchange plummeted. Respected online casino, poker, and sportsbooks were forced to close their doors to American citizens. And the repercussions of the deceitfully passed UIGEA are still being felt.
Casino Gambling Web has created an entire section devoted to this topic. We were one of the most active news organizations following this story and we started following before everyone else, way back in July of 2006 when the first anti-Internet gambling bill was proposed and ultimately shot down in Congress. The Internet gambling world blew a sigh of relief, but our reporters did not stop following the issues as we knew the industry was not yet out of hot water. Since the UIGEA has passed Casino Gambling Web has been the ultimate source for visitors to find up to date US Internet gambling law news.
Latest US Internet Gambling Bill News
US Online Gambling Prospects Cause Zynga Investors To Flee
December 26, 2012
Zynga has been the most popular form of online casino games through their Facebook platform, but investors are pulling the plug on the company as online gambling regulations near in the US...
Maryland Special Session May Begin And End With Online Casinos
August 5, 2012
Maryland lawmakers are holding a special session this week, and while gambling expansion is the main reason for the session, many legislators are claiming online casinos will not be a part of that discussion...
PokerStars Makes Peace With US Government, Covers Full Tilt Debt
July 31, 2012
PokerStars has settled its legal case with the US government by not only covering debts owed to their own US players, but also player debts from Full Tilt Poker...
Delaware Senate To Vote On Internet Gambling Bill
June 21, 2012
Regulated online gambling is getting closer to becoming reality in Delaware. The Senate has scheduled a vote on an Internet gaming bill that would make Delaware the second state in the US to authorize online gambling...
Online Gambling Bill Headed To Assembly Vote In New Jersey
June 18, 2012
Residents in New Jersey may soon have the right to gamble using their computers. An online gambling bill passed one of its final hurdles Monday when it passed a House legislative committee. ..
Online Gambling Movement Could Stall If Romney Elected
May 15, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has made his stance known on Internet gambling in the US, and his assertion that online gambling should remain unregulated could be a big determining factor in whether he wins the election...
Presidential Race May Turn On Internet Gambling Issue
April 21, 2012
With job creation and a budget deficit the biggest issues heading into this year's presidential election, President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may see the election swing on the Internet gambling issue...
Online Poker Moves Closer In Iowa After Senate Approval
March 14, 2012
The Iowa Senate took a major step on Tuesday night towards regulating online poker. The Senate voted in favor of a bill that would authorize existing casinos to offer Internet gambling...
US Indicts Bodog Founder, And Online Gambling Mogul Calvin Ayre
February 28, 2012
Calvin Ayre has spent the past decade flaunting the idea that he was maneuvering around gray areas in US laws to avoid prosecution of his online gambling business, but on Monday, the US unsealed an indictment against the Bodog founder...
Another Conviction In Online Gambling Transaction Processing Case
January 17, 2012
The US Department of Justice received its third conviction today in the online gambling transaction processing case that became national news last April. Ira Rubin became the latest to admit to the fraud offenses...
States Vary On Opinions Of A Federal Online Gambling Bill
January 7, 2012
States have been lining up to craft laws regarding online gambling, but they are split on whether or not the federal government should pass a blanket law for all states to abide by...
Gaming Analysts Divided On Impact Of US Online Gambling Revenue
January 6, 2012
Las Vegas stands to be the biggest winner in the Department of Justice's reversal of opinion concerning the 1961 Wire Act, but analysts are split on just how big of an economic impact Internet gambling will have on states...
Lesniak Wants New Jersey To Be The First With Online Gambling
January 2, 2012
State Senator Raymond Lesniak has championed the expanded gambling cause in New jersey for several years, and after the Department of Justice opinion last week, Lesniak wants his state to be the first with online gambling regulations...
Legal Analyst Rose Predicts Online Gambling "Explosion" In US
December 29, 2011
Professor I. Nelson Rose, one of the most trusted sources of gambling knowledge relating to the law, has suggested this past week that the US is in for an online gambling "explosion" over the next few years...
Utah May Become First State To Ban Online Gambling
December 28, 2011
Now that the Department of Justice has weighed in on the legality of online casinos, Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom has drafted a bill that would make Utah the first state to ban Internet gambling...
Obama Administration Clears Way For Nevada To Regulate Online Poker
December 26, 2011
The Obama Administration finally opened the door for millions of US online poker players with a recent legal opinion from the Justice Department more clearly defined the nations online gambling laws...
Absolute Poker Founder Pleads Guilty To Violating UIGEA
December 20, 2011
In the first case ever involving the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, the prosecution has claimed their first victim. Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the law...
Adelson's Stance Could Damage Online Gambling's Chances In US
December 12, 2011
Although most land-based gaming operators have come around to the idea of online gambling regulations in the US, Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson's stance against regulation could delay the inevitable...
US Online Poker Regulation Talk Cools As Holidays Approach
December 10, 2011
The talk in the Legislature for much of this year has been about regulating online poker, but as the holidays near and the year comes to an end, the talk has cooled in the US regarding the highly controversial issue...
Shocking Admission By Sheldon Adelson Regarding Online Gambling
December 8, 2011
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson made a shocking admission on Wednesday when he said through a spokesman that he opposes the US efforts to regulate online gambling...