Under the UIGEA
, "liability is only triggered when the gambling activity has violated underlying state law." (133) Thus, the UIGEA
is unenforceable unless there has been an individual violation of a state's gambling laws via the internet, by an online gambling site, within the state's borders.
This paper examines a total of six online-poker-related political events, in specific: the passing of the UIGEA
, Black Friday, three separate state legalization and regulation, and a cooperative agreement between two states to allow online interstate poker play.
When the UIGEA
was written, such gambling was outlawed but an exception was carved out for just one option: Wagering on multiple individual player performances--the type of bets you make in a fantasy football league.
Congress enacted the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA
), which prohibited the transfer of funds from U.S.
In the end, UIGEA
was passed in 2006 and contained the exemption for fantasy sports, suggesting that the government was convinced that fantasy sports "are not accompanied by the same social ills as other games where elements of chance are involved" (Holleman, 2006, p.
Sportingbet were one of a number of European companies caught out when the US passed the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA
) in October 2006.
In 2006, the US Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA
"), which makes it illegal for its financial institutions to transfer money to offshore gambling websites or to online payment service providers used by such websites.
The anti-gaming measure attached to the 2006 SAFE Port Act is called the UIGEA
(Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) and not the UIGA.
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA
) was passed into law in an attempt to combat online gaming.
(6) This note begins with a brief history of the online gambling industry, Congress' attempts at regulation, and an outline of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA
Among many poker players, there is a mistaken belief that America's 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA
) actually made the online version of the game illegal, but in fact, it simply restricted certain methods of funding online gaming accounts.
In 2006 Goodlatte's bill was combined with a Leach bill to become the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA