UIGEA architect Senator Jon Kyl won't seek re-election

UIGEA architect Senator Jon Kyl won't seek re-election

Friday, 11 February 2011

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl has announced that he will not be seeking re-election next year. The Republican has been a fierce opponent of online gaming and was one of the architects of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) which requires financial systems to block fund transfers associated with Internet gambling.

Speaking at a news conference Kyl said, “There comes a time when you have to consider other things. There is more to life than working in the United States Senate. My heart says it's time."

Kyl, the second ranking Republican in the US Senate, was one of the biggest critics of Harry Reid's efforts to regulate online poker late last year.

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