About Union
About Union

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

Attention Commercial Customers

Please be advised that on June 1, 2010, a new enforcement act called the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) will be enacted.  The act applies to any commercial customers engaged in Internet Gambling.  Banks are required to notify you that "restricted transactions" are prohibited under UIGEA.  Restricted transactions include those associated with unlawful internet gambling such as the improper use of a gambling site by minors or from individuals in geographic locations where gambling would be prohibited.

If the act applies to your business, you will be required to provide evidence of your legal authority to offer online gaming.  This evidence can be in the form of a state issued license.  You will also be required to provide a third party certification to attest that your Internet gambling business has the necessary controls in place to prevent improper use of the site by minors or from other individuals in other geographic locations where such gambling would be prohibited.  Your business must provide the bank any changes in status of its legal authority to operate.

If you should have questions regarding this act, please contact your local Union branch manager.


Union Bank & Trust
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 940
Ruther Glen, VA 22546