In the fall of 2006, the world of online gambling was changed forever
December 13, 2007, 10:48 am (11 years ago)
In the fall of 2006, the world of online gambling was changed forever, due to the passing of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). Since the passing of the UIGEA, North America has apparently been lost from the gambling industry’s radar, and the entire globe has been found.
The Act has been set to disallow deals made over the Internet that involve gambling. This alone has kept millions of people from their favorite sites and from their gambling hobbies. This is the key factor in a charge filed against the United States Department of Justice. A charge filed by Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association.
The IMEGA has alleged that certain American rights have been infringed upon. These charges are leveled at Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the DoJ, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The charges insinuate that a ban of the transmission of funds, if in fact, the end result is illegal, is a dangerous precedent.
The match began on June 5 in the US District Court of New Jersey, Trenton Division. On September 4, the defendants will be permitted to give their response to the allegations. They will be expected to defend the Act against the charges, based on the assumption that their involvement in an American’s personal practice is constitutionally legitimate.