Unintended Consequences Linger 15 Years After UIGEA Enactment
Vixio Gambling Compliance
October 13, 2021
The lingering contingencies created by the Big Three federal gambling statutes has fueled
support within pockets of the gaming industry to lobby Congress to amend the three laws,
particularly the Wire Act, given the challenges it presents for legal sportsbooks.
On the other hand, it is almost in the gaming industry’s DNA to shun any federal intrusion into its
operations. Jeff Ifrah, a Washington, D.C. attorney and founder of iDEA, put it bluntly.
“I would prefer Congress stayed out of online gaming regulation.”