The news and politics of poker

  1. 2009-09-03 05:49:14

    Chipping Away at the UIGEA

    UPS PWNAGE picked this up in the forums but I wanted to highlight it here for posterity.

    You can read the full story here. The US 3rd Circuit Court upheld the letter of the law, but since the law does not specifically prohibit online gambling, they decided it's really up to the states to decide whether or not online gambling is really illegal. Woo hoo!


    Because only 6 states (plus DC) actually prohibit internet poker. The rest have no specific laws on the matter and, let's face it, probably can't get their shit together enough to actually pass a law on it. Especially if enough of us are watching and we let 'em know it.

    If we can break the unholy (seriously) matrimony of the religious right and Las Vegas casino interests, the UIGEA will fall eventually and online poker will be what it was. This is just one more chink in the armor.

    Posted by Ethan at 2009-09-03 05:49:14

Comments on “Chipping Away at the UIGEA”

    • avatar for Jason M
    • Definitely psyched about this. I agree with the lobbying worrying. Hopefully online gaming interests have a big enough lobbying crew in CA too :D

    • avatar for Tony Gags
    • Yes sir! I loved this. My only worry(and it is a small one since Cali has bigger problems) is the brick and mortar casinos that might lobby to have Cali ban online gaming. This is good news though!