Does the responsibility for the c-card payment problems falls on UIGEA?
A player on the new online poker site WSOP.com in Nevada has indicates a potential credit card deposit problem, probably resulting from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.
The controversial act of the federal government, passed in a late night session of Congress together with an unrelated measure, attempts to disrupt what it deems to be illegal financial transactions related to online gambling, and received approval at such a time when the legalization of online gambling in the US was only a remote possibility.
Now that the legalization in the individual US states is already a fact, UIGEA can only complicate matters as financial institutions have hard time determining which transactions are legal and which are not.
This week?s article in a twoplustwo forum illustrates the confusion, reporting that a WSOP.com player has encountered problems with his credit card Visa, which was rejected by his bank.
Knowing nothing of the rejection, the bank stated that probably the one responsible is the credit card company.
The WSOP.com forum representative was quick to comment on the issue by posting an advice for players:
?Certain gaming transactions may be blocked by some credit card companies. You should come into contact with the particular credit card issuer to discover if this blocking is intentional. They should learn that this is something you desire to do and that the online poker site WSOP.com is legal and fully regulated in the state of Nevada. If the issuer of the credit card continues to block this transaction, perhaps you should consider a different one.