Internet Gambling Study Act

Shelly Berkely (D) from Nevada on Friday introduced in the U.S. Congress the Internet Gambling Study Act. This bill is intended to:

provide for a study by the National Academy of Sciences to identify the proper response of the United States to the growth of Internet gambling


If passed, the study would last a year and may provide a blueprint for how Internet gambling could be regulated in the United States. It is possible — in my opinion — that the passage of this bill would at least delay the enforcement of the UIGEA while the study is conducted.

The bill has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.