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The Kentucky Supreme court issued a ruling Thursday that it will not lift the freeze by registrars of 141 Internet gambling domain names unless an owner of the names comes forward.
The ruling by the Court is not final, but the decision is being viewed as a temporary setback by the affected parties.
A newly proposed law in New Jersey would allow residents there to gamble online via websites run by the state’s casinos in Atlantic City.
The bill was introduced into the New Jersey senate by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), who also introduced a separate bill which calls for New Jersey residents to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow state-regulated sports wagering in Atlantic City casinos, and to state residents via an intra-state Internet gambling system.
The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday on whether the Common Wealth of Kentucky has the power to seize 141 domains belonging to online gambling sites.
Previously a Franklin Circuit Court Judge ruled for the state saying it was allowed to seize the domain names, but the Court of Appeals overturned that decision. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Court.
The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006, rejecting that the law was vague and violated individual privacy rights.
The law was challenged by the Washington, DC-based trade association Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (IMEGA), on behalf of the Internet gambling industry.