I never thought I’d be cheering for Barney Frank, but the Congressman has introduced legislation that would make the UIGEA unenforceable. For those of you who haven’t been following this, the UIGEA is a law that was passed last year that effectively killed online poker in the US. The august Bill Frist snuck the UIGEA on the tail-end of a must-pass “port security” bill and thus it was passed without any discussion. What an ass-clown. So now Frank has introduced legislation that, if passed, would bring online poker back to the US.
Let’s hope it passes. I’m not sure how much of a chance it has, but it’s at least forward progress.