UIGEA Enactment On Hold

Looks like the actual enforcement of the UIGEA will be put on hold for a little while longer.

While President Bush's last minute executive order pushing the UIGEA was met with a general shrug by the online poker operators still accepting U.S. American players, President Obama has put a halt to all pending W regulations.

Says Reuters:

President Barack Obama's new administration ordered all federal agencies and departments on Tuesday to stop any pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff, halting last-minute Bush orders in their tracks.

"This afternoon, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel signed a memorandum sent to all agencies and departments to stop all pending regulations until a legal and policy review can be conducted by the Obama administration," the White House said in a statement issued just hours after Obama took office.

The review is a tool commonly used by a new administration to delay so-called "midnight regulations" put in place by a former president between the election and Inauguration Day.

Read in full here.


One Response

  1. allegheny

    January 22, 2009 8:26 pm, Reply

    This doesn’t apply to the UIGEA because its rules have already officially made it through days before Obama took office.

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