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  1. 2008-06-24 20:37:42

    Turns out we aren't the only ones who hate the UIGEA

    You'd normally find this post on the Pokercrat blog, but I couldn't wait for Ethan to get home from work. It's that important. Anyway, here's the meat...

    The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to look at H.R. 5767, a bill that would stop the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, on Tuesday.

    I believe the 'Tuesday' in question is tomorrow. The rest of the story is here. For some background on anti-US policy, overseen by the WTO, as a result of the UIGEA check out this story. And as always, your elected officials would love to hear from you. The House Financial Services Committee website is here and their phone number is 202.225.4247.

    When you get off the phone with them, go see Ethan at Pokercrat so he doesn't hurt me for beating him to the punch. =)

    Posted by Graham at 2008-06-24 20:37:42

Comments on “Turns out we aren't the only ones who hate the UIGEA”

    • avatar for Jason M
    • That's a great captcha d00d. BTW, we don't plan these blog posts, yo.

    • avatar for Graham
    • If the House action wasn't TODAY, I would have sat on it for a bit as I'm sure you would've gotten to it that night. As it is, I got bumped down by crazy pineapple and a blind formula. Both rad, but not as pertinent as actual legislation, IMO.

      AKTQ on captcha...

    • avatar for Ethan
    • Dammit, I get a little behind on my news/blog reading, and you sneak in some juicy UIGEA news.

    • avatar for Jason M
    • That's good to hear. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date ;)

      I like how the argument against the UIGEA is that it is "hard to implement" and also "hard to enforce". How about because it is dumb? I guess you need a better argument than that...

      This bill includes a Republican and Democrat working together. OMG. I thought I was signed up for the PPA, but I never received the call to action email. SAD.