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UIGEA future starts on July 6th

17/6/2009
It seems that the 6th of July is going to be an important date for the online gambling industry, this is the date set for the Circuit Court of Appeals is to come to a decision to the case filed by iMEGA.org (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) against the US Justice Department. The case is to try and revoke the controversial UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act), stating that UIGEA is based on a concept that it is contradictory to the U.S. Constitution.

The decision of the court can be one of two. It will either be a decision based on the merits of the case, or it will be to hear all the oral arguments. One of the many arguments of the iMEGA has against the UIGEA is "void for vagueness." The law at the moment allows for multiple interpretations as they seem to be too vague, which in turn allows the Government to have free reign to enforce UIGEA as it sees fit.

Due to the vagueness of the bill it has also make it nearly impossible for banks and financial institutions what is or is not “Unlawful Internet Gambling”, so have been forced to block all transactions like them.
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