Rep. Barney Frank’s hard work is about to pay off. His online gambling bills, the Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act (HR2266) and Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (HR 2267), are to be heard by the House Committee on Financial Services on April 16.
With the provisions of UIGEA set to be enforced starting June 1st, and no more extensions expected, it is a bit of good news for online gambling. The hearings will focus on, among other things, the problems banks will be facing trying to implement the provisions of UIGEA.
Michael Waxman, spokesperson of the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, stated: “This hearing will provide further evidence that UIGEA is a poorly-crafted law that simply does not work”. He goes on to say that a more common sense method of protecting the American people is needed.
Among the many provisions of the bills, are ones to further delay the implementation of UIGEA, and to create a regulatory framework for online gambling to work within, subject to government oversight. The Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act also allows the individual states to decide for themselves whether to allow online gambling within their borders or not.
Coincidentally, next week is the Washington DC Ante Up For Africa charity tournament, being held in the capitol on April 14th. Joining the many professional poker players will be Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA).
Blueprint Gaming brings a sequel to its 2018 release called Goonies Return. This game provides a similar playstyle, improved design, and several exciting features that are built on the original idea and allow fans of slot machines to enjoy this title again. This title will be a trademark based on an 80s movie, directed by Spielberg.
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Like in the original title, the action takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 active paylines.
Yggdrasil intends to significantly expand access to its gaming library through a collaboration with well-known online casino and sports betting provider, Betway. According to the agreement, the supplier will provide its portfolio to the operator across various regulated markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, which recently opened the market to licensed online casinos.
As dynamic as it is, the online gambling industry is constantly undergoing various modifications and transformations. By exploring the possibilities of game development, bringing more efficiency and safety to money transactions, suppliers push the limits and level up player experience continuously.
Over the course of the past decades, we have witnessed multiple groundbreaking chances, but surprisingly, there’s always room for more.