Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Germany to ban online gambling

At least they are being honest about their motivations.

Germany's federal states plan to ban Internet gambling, according to draft documents to be discussed by the country's state premiers on Wednesday, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Despite pressure from the European Commission to open up Europe's gambling market to competition, ministers from most states want to sign off on new rules aimed at protecting their lucrative monopoly as lottery operators, said Handelsblatt. [Emphasis added.]

None of that sugar coated, what about the children garbage. Just, "We've got to protect our racket."


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