NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
IMEGA Gets Another Day In Court
July 7, 2021

IMEGA, the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, found themselves in court again today (7/7) to continue their ongoing battle with the US government concerning the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

It is iMEGA's contention that the UIGEA is unconstitutional, flawed, and should be "void for vagueness, an argument they were able to air this morning in Philadelphia, in front of a three judge panel that makes up the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. 

During today's oral arguments, according to sites like PokerNewsDaily.com, iMEGA fielded many questions ranging from whether they even have the right to sue as a third party organization; to what the current status of Congressman Barney Frank's proposed online gambling legislation is; to jurisdictional questions like where online bets are actually made (i.e. when you place a bet are you doing it on your computer in your home state, on the server where the company accepting the wager is located, or where your bank is that actually pays the money for the wager).

IMEGA, represented by Eric Bernstein and Stephen Saltzberg, did their best to answer all these questions and explain their viewpoint on the current status of the UIGEA but it wont be known for sometime whether they were successful, according iMEGA Executive Director Joe Brennan, the average time it takes this court to make a ruling is around three months.

For more information on iMEGA, visit www.imega.org.


Story by Mark Anderson

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