|In America, Congressmen from the states of New Jersey, Washington, and Connecticut have announced their support for the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA), bringing the total number of co-sponsors for the legislation to 44.|
The proposed Act is designed to legalise and regulate online gambling and overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), a piece of legislation passed last year that bans some forms of online gambling.
Representative Robert Andrews from New Jersey, Representative Adam Smith from Washington and Representative John Larson from Connecticut have announced that IGREA is an important law that will ensure certain freedoms and go a long way to resolving World Trade Organisation issues facing the United States.
Representative Andrews is a ten-term Congressman and a leading voice on fiscal restraint, education and national defence. He is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions and also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Representative Smith has been in Congress since 1996 and is Chairman of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats And Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Representative Larson is serving his fifth term in the House of Representatives and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee with jurisdiction over the nations tax code and trade policies.