After years of struggling with this issue, the American Gaming Association is now convinced that with the technology that exists today, internet Gambling can be conducted in an environment that serves to protect the online consumer. With proper regulations in place, the AGA feels they have a role to play in the decision-making process, although they are not yet endorsing any current legislation. It was the congressional independent study of Internet gaming by the National Research Council that tipped the scale for the AGA. One of the major proponents for repealing the existing UIGEA Law is Representative Barney Frank, and his bill is awaiting mark up. The UIGEA Law is expected to go into effect on June 1. It should also be noted that more than half of US online players would prefer that Online Casinos were regulated. This comes in light of the fact that most of these players didn’t know Online Gambling was illegal.