Prohibition of Gambling Diminished
By: CasinoAdvisor.com, Monday June 2nd 2008
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France announced just a few hours ago that they are going to allow French individuals interested in playing online casino games to gamble for the next six months. France has always been against the online gambling enough to prohibit any online casino from accepting a registration from someone in France. Now they are going to allow the online gambling casinos to grant access for the rest of the year to determine if it should be allowed from then on.
According to the news up date regarding the prohibition in France, it seems that a lot of countries who are trying to regulate online gambling are going to be forced to change their minds. France is just the latest in a string of countries that are already working at changing their restrictions as they don't want to be given trade violations.
France is not the only place to get complaints from the European Union regarding the online gambling, and probably will not be the last. France has been preventing the online poker sites and other casinos from allowing access, as we mentioned above.
The agreement is that France must for six months allow the online gambling to take place. This will help the country to avoid any violations in which they would have to pay. Their thought is if the gambling is introduced in a slow access method they may not have as many individuals trying to indulge in gambling. There is going to be a meeting in France next week to talk more about their plan for slow and gradual integration of the systems.
France and South Africa are just two of those being affected by the regulations from the European Union. They are going to have to find some type of regulation and licensing protocols to offer to their citizens rather than prohibit the action. The US is the only country at the moment that has made no move towards legislation of online gambling throughout the whole country. Right now there are specific states which allow for gambling to occur in an online capacity. Most of the states who are on board with the online gambling already have land casinos in part of the area. However, most of the US is still blocking the online gambling and legalization issues of the Union.
The licensing needed is seen as a prevention for trade. There are going to be a lot of dollars spent on the enforcement of the legalization. Any country that doesn't follow suit soon will be paying out millions for the breach of contract. The online gambling industry feels that everyone should have a fair chance to partake of gambling.
France is just one of a long list converting to the methods so that trade can resume properly and of course saving themselves fines. International trade it seems will even stretch into the fairness of letting gambling move through each country at will. With these and more changes it will be interesting to see what happens.
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