iMEGA Set For Another Day In Court
April 17, 2022

According to a recent news story from the Interactive Media & Gaming Association (iMEGA), the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has sent word to both iMEGA and the US Department of Justice, of a tentative date to consider iMEGA's challenge to the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).

The date, Monday, July 6th, is about three months later than originally expected, due mostly to iMEGA's attempt to add more evidence to the case which possibly offers a good example of how the vague UIGEA is forcing banks and credit card companies to take unnecessary and excessive steps in an attempt to be in compliance with the troublesome new law.

The new evidence involves recent news of "over-blocking" of state lottery transactions in both New Hampshire and North Dakota by credit card companies, despite language in the UIGEA specifically meant to exempt such transactions.  The credit card companies', better safe than sorry decision to block these transactions, is a "real-world effect of the law" according to a quote from iMEGA chairman Joe Brennan Jr. taken from the article, and as such iMEGA is "very happy the Court is moving forward on this" despite the slight delay it has caused.

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Story by Mark Anderson

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