The religious group CitizenLink.com, part of the unkind opponents of online gambling has its own supposed gaming expert. Chad Hills is their gaming analyst that disapproved of online gambling because of its moral deficiencies and now he makes a surprising turn opposing the UIGEA.
Mr. Hills declared that last year's bill that banned online gambling in the United States is unproductive. He disapproved of the bill saying that it is deficient on clear policies or effective oversight.
At first, the religious crusader and its group supported the ban but only after a year Hills and his followers are unlikely to join Rep. Barney Frank's (D-MA) IGREA which proposes an alternative system of regulations and legalization mechanisms in the ban's stead.
Frank's bill has gained three more supporters in the past couple of weeks and now numbers 44, with steady growth and signs of life, at the very least. However, the group called for people to take action in the matter suggesting six points, posing themselves in line of the liberal movement that calls for regulations:
- Require Foreign Institutional Contracts to Follow Existing "Know Your Customer" Regulations
- Avoid "Overblocking" Through Creation of Separate Accounts
- Uncover Forms of Payment
- Law Enforcement: Sharing Information
- Governmental List of Unlawful Gambling Operations
- Parameters for Applying Penalties