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Gaming Bill Passed in Florida

The uphill struggle to regulate online gaming in the US continues and can now mark another victory as the Florida Intrastate Poker Bill was passed with an overwhelming majority.

Different states in the US are trying to regulate and license their own online gaming regulation since the unfortunate passing of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006.

The UIGEA, which is ambiguous at best, prevents financial institution from carrying out financial transactions to and from online gaming operators. A move that has forced many reputable online gambling operators to leave the US marked out of fear of legal action and has made it very difficult, although not impossible, for US players to play online.

Different US States have initiated their own local gambling legislation to try and rectify many of the unfortunate consequences of the UIGEA. In some states the moves for changes in legislation have failed, while in others they were successful or are in the processes of progressing towards being passed into law.

Campaigners for online gambling regulation in the US can revel in their most recent success in the State of Florida, where just last week the Senate Regulated Industries Committee has passed a bill to allow intrastate online poker to be played online.

The bill will allow the establishment of three main platforms that will operate poker portals and allow player liquidity to be pooled into a central poker network.

The operators will be selected from all companies that will present competitive bids and their gross operations will be taxed at 10% and it's predicted that in the first three years they would generate the State of Florida over $300m in revenues.

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