Liability Of Financial Institutions And Interactive Computer Services Under The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Of 2006

The United States Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 seeks to regulate and control online gambling by placing stringent responsibility on financial institutions. The new Act may prove to be a hurdle to the smooth functioning of financial institutions, Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), and search engines. This article explores the burden the Internet Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act placed on financial institutions and interactive computer service providers.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How did the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (“UIGEA) burden financial institutions?
What are the liabilities of interactive computer services under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act?

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