I also think you Brits also have good reason to be angry. The UGIEA cost the UK a huge amount of money and now I see that poker rooms registered in IoM seems to be a principal target of the DOJ.
Many Brits are angry that the US got Britain tangled up in their Iraqi adventure, and many believe that this happened because our Labour government were trying too hard to please the Bush administration. The rest of the EU did NOT go in with the original invasion.
It seems the US have some kind of hold over the UK governments, who just don't want to do anything to threaten that "special relationship".
Small countries taking a stand will not make much difference, but if the EU got together and decided to take some "tit for tat" sanctions against the US a difference could be made.
For some reason, the UK is about the ONLY country blocked from viewing YouTube in it's entirety, because we seem to have backed down to the US over copyright issues, yet it seems to be OK for everybody ELSE to view this content, yet the "issues" are the same. This contrasts with the fight Antigua put up; they threatened to retaliate by refusing to enforce US copyright laws against websites set up under Antiguan jurisdiction, which would have meant that the likes of "Pirate bay" could move their servers to Antigua, and become more or less "untouchable".
It's a shame that Antigua had their bluff called by the US, and to my knowledge the threat has not become fact.
The DoJ are really throwing their weight around, so we can only hope they break something they shouldn't have, and find themselves in an international legal mess.
The US have STILL not managed to shut down all this "illegal file sharing", so what makes them think they will ever manage to shut down ALL the "illegal internet gambling" they are going after.
What about ad-supported casinos?
Rather than deposit and withdraw money, US players earn "loyalty points" for viewing content such as adverts, doing surveys, etc. These points are then used as "casino credits", and when the player decides to "withdraw", they are paid in goods or shopping vouchers, thus no actual UIGEA-outlawed transactions take place.
These points could also be earned on purchases over the internet, not the fake ones currently used, but for real goods and services, where these "casino loyalty points" are awarded in the same way that Airmiles can be collected.
Lastly, it can be made possible for peer to peer exchange of these points for goods, services, or even money.
This would not help the high rollers, but many of the low rolling players could get along with this model.