The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. Approved.

Legislating “immoral” activity on the Internet has been a popular pastime for as almost as long we’ve been online. The latest salvo in the ‘Net legislation war comes in the form of a bill that would make life difficult for online gamblers in the US. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act fo 2006, which was introduced last year, passed today by a 317-93 margin. It attempts to address online gambling by prohibiting wire transfers, “payment system instruments,” and credit cards from being used as payment methods for online gambling sites.

Read this article from Ars Technica


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