US getting a push from the EU to legalise online gambling

June 17, 2009

News from the EU report has it that the European Union is now interfering and having it s say in the internet gambling dispute with the United States and they are pressing to find a solution. This new EU reports appeared in the same week when the U.S. authorities seized around $30 million from bank accounts believed to be related to online poker and other gambling websites.

This helping hand from the EU is good news for the millions of online gambling amateurs and lovers currently living or residing in the U.S.

The United States are being urged by the European Commission to stop its current ban on the online gambling companies. They are urging them to stop the ban this week, stating that the current online gambling ban was passed during the administration years of Bush and it now violates world trade agreements. The EU is even saying they will step up and seek compensation from the World Trade Organization this time around on this online gambling issue. They claim that this ban made towards foreign gambling websites from operating in the U.S. definitely violates the international trade laws.

The online gambling bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) was also mentioned as to it legalizing the online gambling industry in the United States. It safeguards clients against illegal activities such as money laundering and others, thus protecting the gamblers.

These talks and negotiations between the U.S. and the European Union will hopefully pave the way to a more sensible legal structure for the online gambling industry around the world.


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