The four Representatives, who include Jim Gerlach
(R-PA), Christopher Shays (R-CT), Kevin McCarthy and Judy Biggert (R-IL), a woman, are asking for the agencies to clarify what constitutes "unlawful internet gambling" before finalizing their UIGEA regulations.
In what looks like a veiled reference to a distinction between online poker and other forms of online gaming*, the four argue that the "regulations do not provide clear guidance to the public, in particular those that engage in online skill games, or regulated industries regarding what constitutes ‘unlawful internet gambling.’" (emphasis added)
They go on to say that if implemented, the regs would amount to "an abdication of the federal government’s responsibility to both the public and unregulated industries" and "could be unnecessarily burdensome and costly to the public and particularly small businesses."
Read the full letter they sent to the Board and Treasury Dept after the jump. Discuss it here.
Watch Rep. Benjamin Sinclair’s eloquently forceful argument before Congress in support of the Ocular Penetration Act of 2007 here.
Photo of Dutch model Chelina Manuhutu in lieu of one of the four lawmakers and to pretty up this website after posting a
*UPDATE: We were half-asleep and wearing our rose-colored glasses when writing this post and Kid Dynamite is right in his comment (