This note observes the deficiencies of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), placing special emphasis on the 2009 Third Circuit decision in Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association v. Attorney General of the United States, which upheld the constitutionality of the UIGEA. Since the initial preparation of this note, the federal government has initiated its enforcement and shut down of some of the largest United States internet gaming sites, referencing the UIGEA as the source for its authority. This note proposes a complete overhaul of the present enforcement tactics by means of repealing the UIGEA and instead establishing a statutory scheme which would allow for internet gaming in the United States.
Rotem Nicole Moran,
Winner, Winner, No Chicken Dinner: An Analysis of Interactive Media Ent'mt & Gaming Ass'n v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S. and the Unjustified Consequences of the UIGEA,
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