Treasury Appointments Blocked Over Online Gambling?

Senator Jon Kyl is at his best again. Why there is no confirmation it looks like Kyl has put a hold on four of Obama’s Treasury Appointments. Kyl is not happy that the enforcement of the UIEGA has been delayed until June 1st 2010. Kyl has been a staunch opponent of online gambling and was a big part of the UIEGA being passed.

The delay in the enforcement of the UIEGA has given online gambling a new breath in the United States. Representative Barney Franks is hard at work pushing the passage of a bill to regulate and tax online gambling. This would toss out the UIEGA so while Kyl has not given a reason for his hold on the appointees one can only imagine his reasons. He has been a thorn in the side when it comes online gambling for some time and I don’t see that coming to an end anytime soon.

All we can do now is look to the future and hope that the recent push for legalization of online gambling in the US keeps moving. There are a few allies out there now including the World Trade Organization and EU. Definitely a movement to be followed……

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