For months, Barney Frank (D-MA) has been trying to unravel the UIGEA — the law that Bill Frist tacked on to a Port Security bill, which may not have made online gambling illegal, but it sure scared all of the online gambling webmasters offshore.
Now, Pete Sessions (R-TX) has proposed a bill to “clarify” the UGIEA. Source – Pokerlistings.com.
The bill seeks to limit the definition of illegal online gambling to sports betting, which is illegal in 49 out of 50 U.S. states. Language in the bill also points out that the ambiguity in the definition of illegal online gambling has caused legitimate companies to leave the U.S. online gambling market and made it impossible to implement the UIGEA.