Is it Illegal to Play Online Poker After the UIGEA Final Rule Becomes Mandatory?
Not because of the UIGEA Final Rule. Nothing about the UIGEA makes any type of gambling legal or illegal. From the Treasury Department regarding what the UIGEA thinks “unlawful internet gambling” is: After consulting with the Department of Justice and representatives from the offices of several State attorneys general regarding this issue, the Agencies have determined that a single, regulatory definition of “unlawful Internet gambling” would not be practical. The Act’s definition of “unlawful Internet gambling” relies on underlying Federal and State gambling laws. The States have taken different approaches to the regulation of gambling within their jurisdictions and the structure of State gambling law varies widely, as do the activities that are permitted in each State. Accordingly, the underlying patchwork legal framework does not lend itself to a single regulatory definition of “unlawful Internet gambling.” Shorthand: If you could gamble before the UIGEA legally, you’ll still be able