Antigua v. the U.S. — Place Your Bets (But Not Online)
April 16, 2016
Washington has countered by removing gambling from the list of services covered under existing trade agreements. It was the fear of a rise in problem gambling that motivated Washington’s ban in the first place. 2007 CBS Interactive Inc.. If Congress unleashed the menace of online gambling on the US, would we really be less able to resist temptation than our friends across the pond?. That’s compared to 17% who bet on horse races. So how much did the Brits’ gambling increase under the insidious influence of the Internet? None. We’re now two rounds in and things are looking a little dicey for America.
What’s all this about? Online gambling. public. Arbitration is now ongoing.
All in all it’s a big mess with he WTO forced to balance its international credibility as an unbiased arbiter of trade disputes with it’s desire not to alienate the U.S. All Rights Reserved.
Last Updated Sep 19, 2007 1:46 PM EDT