Emphasizing States' Rights, 3rd Circ. Upholds UIGEA

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 6:56 PM EDT) -- While a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a trade group’s attempt to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, the court brightened the ruling for gambling advocates by underscoring the right of individual states to outlaw or allow online casinos.

In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dashed Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association Inc.’s bid to topple federal prohibitions on Internet gambling, ruling that the UIGEA unambiguously bars a gambling business from accepting bets that originate from states...
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