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SLOVAKIA WITHDRAWS ONLINE GAMBLING PROPOSAL
08th November, 2011 at 14:07:43
Little support for Finance Ministry's draft amendment
A controversial proposal initiated by Slovakia's Finance Ministry in September of this year, that would have seen internet service providers forced to block unlicenced internet gambling operators from offering services to Slovakian residents, has been withdrawn.
The Ministry withdrew the proposed amendment citing "differing opinions within the EU" as the cause and little support from its own Justice Ministry, European Union officials and individual member states, said Slovakia's largest newspaper SME Daily.
The proposal met with strong criticism from anti-censorship organisation Society for Open Information Technologies (SOIT) who believe alternative measures are available without turning to regulation of the internet.
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AUSTRALIAN SENATE PASSES CONTROVERSIAL INTERACTIVE GAMBLING AMENDMENT BILL (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Legislation closes loopholes in old Act, effectively outlawing online poker and in-play betting.
EARLY INDIAN STUDY RESULTS SUGGEST LEGALISATION IS THE BETTER OPTION FOR GAMBLING
19th March, 2017 at 06:43:16
Law Commission chairman reveals preliminary conclusions of study ordered by the Supreme Court.
REPUBLICANS FILE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA
14th March, 2017 at 08:11:41
HB801 has echoes of last year's unsuccessful attempt authored by former Representative (now Senator) Mario Scavello.
LAWMAKERS ASSURED THAT ISP-BLOCKING IS PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE CZECH CONSTITUTION
25th February, 2017 at 07:43:55
Constitutional Court rules that anti-illegal online gambling iSP blocking does not constitute censorship.
NEW JERSEY LAWMAKER SEEKS SUPPORT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST A FEDERAL BAN ON ONLINE GAMBLING
26th January, 2017 at 09:36:38
Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo urges the Trump administration to oppose moves to stop individual states from conducting online gambling operations.