Originally Posted by JeffreyS
Congressman Barney Frank has boldly told reporters that he believes 2009 will be the year that the Democrat-controlled Congress will overturn the 2006 UIGEA, which effectively seeks to ban internet gambling. This is especially significant since Frank is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and author of a bill that would legalize and regulate Internet gambling.
The full article is here: Barney Frank Expects Online Gambling Bill to Pass in 2009 (http://www.onlinecasinoadvisory.com/casino-news/online/frank-says-online-casino-regulation-coming-1934.htm).
We encourage you to visit Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative (http://www.safeandsecureig.org) where you can learn more and contact your member of Congress to take action on this important issue.
Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative
It might "seek to ban internet gambling", but has come nowhere close. Sure, some sites have banned US players, but there are plenty of sites where you can still play, and deposit real money
. The best way that I have found to deposit is with a prepaid Visa
card, so I don't believe that this legislation has done much to inhibit my ability to play poker online...