UIGEA Senator won’t run in 2012
The news today is that Senator Jon Kyl (who needs to buy a vowel) has stated that he will not seek re-election to the senate in 2012. Of course, this does mean we might have to hope that he isn’t planning on running for president. But then, what Republican isn’t planning on throwing his hat into the presidential race for the next election. Well, perhaps Representative Chris Lee will sit it out since he just resigned after a lackluster sex scandal involving a shirtless photo sent in answer to a Craig’s list ad for a woman seeking a man. Congressman, you are a Republican. You have to do better than that in the scandal department.
But back to Senator Kyl and why gamblers should be happy about his announcement. Sen. Kyl was one of the forces behind the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Having trouble making deposits to your favorite online casino? Wish you could play at a casino like Virgin Games? Tired of finding out that casinos you like don’t accept players from the United States. Well, Sen. Jon Kyl is one of the men you have to thank for that. And he’s been a one of the major holdbacks to passing legislation in the United States that would regulate and license online gambling.
But before we celebrate too much. The Senator is from Arizona, a state that traditionally votes Republican. So he’s likely to be replaced by another Republican and Republican are invariably conservative when it comes to gambling issues. But apparently more liberal when it comes to emailing shirtless photos of themselves.