Does UIGEA have a foe in a high place?

Rumours are circulating that UIGEA may have a foe in somewhat of a high place in Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). Congressman Frank is the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and has called for a two-year amnesty on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which was attached in shitbag stealth mode by former Senator Bill Frist.

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It's reported that Barney would like to repeal UIGEA by offering the amnesty and instead conduct a study to regulate (and surely tax) internet gambling, including online poker.

Back in March 2006, during a discussion of online gambling legallity, he was quoted as saying "'Adults are entitled to do with their money what they want to do."

While I do not wish to create a "My God, the sky is in fact NOT falling" outlook, this does serve as hope. Keep in mind, the sky is falling and will continue to come closer and closer until UIGEA is repealed.

Congressman Barney Frank's website


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