Vice Squad
Monday, April 11, 2005
British E-Gambling Moves Ahead

A couple of days ago we noted the come-from-behind victory of the US in its internet-gambling-related World Trade Organization dispute with Antigua and Barbuda. While the WTO ruling makes it harder for anyone who runs an internet gambling website to ever set foot in the US, our friends in Britain are heading in the opposite direction. Not only is internet gambling a legal activity for British consumers (in the US it is not so clear), but soon gambling websites themselves will be able to be based, and regulated, in Britain. The liberalisation is part of the Gambling Bill that has been in the works for years, and was passed on Thursday.

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