Significant support for a postponed UIGEA
November 24, 2009, 12:24 pm (3 years ago)
December 1st 2009 is the execution date of the rules advocating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act forcing US financial institutions to reject financial transactions with unclearly categorized illegitimate online gambling operators.
Amongst others, such as Congressman Barney Frank, the Poker Players Alliance has been putting their efforts into appealing the delaying of the regulations for a year so as to produce a setting for discussion and to evade blocking more than necessary by puzzled and hectic financial institutions pressured with enforcing the federal regulations.
The PPA has some improbable allies in its proposal in the shape of National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the American Greyhound Track Operators Association, and on Monday 6 powerful Kentucky Congressmen included their influence to the appeal.