GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 36 - October 2016

After being inserted at the last minute into an unrelated port security bill, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was signed into law on 13 October 2006. In addition to closing down U.S. online gaming sites upon its enactment, federal prosecutors used the UIGEA as a criminal prosecution strategy against operators who continued to offer online gaming in the U.S. 10 years of Solutions or problems? 10 YEARS OF UIGEA Image by nexus 7/Shutterstock BY CHRISTOPHER L. SORIANO 32 W W W . G P W A T I M E S . O R G