It’s been a long time since the UIGEA legislation suck out the demands of poker players in the United States to have online gambling legalized. The PPA or Poker Players Alliance has been pushing reforms and bills in order to erase the negative feelings poise by the UIGEA. The UIGEA has been discriminately grouping poker with other kinds of gambling which is not fair because poker is more a skill game compared to other online games which are purely based on luck.
But at present it seems like that the change people look forward since 2006 has been started even though not in the same way as they have expected.
A lot of people thought that the House of Representatives would be the one to charge in overthrowing the UIGEA and then will try to authorize legal laws, regulations and taxations on the online poker industry along.
The problem is that the bill passed by Barney Franklin was stopped. Even though it already had 50 cosponsors, it is clear that the bill will take time in order to be passed fully at the house.
Luckily at the same time, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez brings out the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act which was accepted gladly by the PPA.
This act is a guideline to legalize and regulate the game of poker and other online game of skill instead of going into an all out banned like the UIGEA does.
This bill may help a lot to clear out things about the ongoing debate on online gambling. If passed through the house, this bill will assists in asking the government to get a list of all the unregistered online gambling operations in order for them to be regulated and then get the help of technology to thwart underage teens to gamble online.
It will also aid to boost funding in order to help in counseling for gamblers and it will also aid in tax collection on all online poker companies. This bill also wants to explain the Wire Act to stopped illegitimate fund seizures from happening all over again.
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