restricts Internet gambling advertisement
UK banned offshore online
gambling websites not registered in the European Economic Area
from advertising in the media.
slap to online gambling companies located offshore, as the UK is
banning companies not located in the European Economic Area from
advertising across all media in the Kingdom. This move would
exclude offshore Internet gambling sites in Costa Rica, the
Netherlands Antilles, and Antigua and Barbuda. The UK Department
of Culture Media will punish offenders.
The ban also includes websites, among
with TV, radio, newspapers, etc. Those countries who would like
to be exempt from the ban would have to apply to be placed on a
so called "white list" by meeting vigorous standards for
fairness, protection of minors, and money loudening prevention.
So far only the Isle of Man and Alderney have been placed on the
"white list". A few other countries have applied for exemption
and are pending review.
This new obstacle for the online
gambling business comes after the government ruled that despite
the firms having been granted licenses to run Internet poker and
casino Web sites, the offshore countries they were based in did
not have stringent enough regulations.
Meanwhile, offshore heavens located
within the EEA would not be affected, for example Gibraltar,
where 888 Holdings is located.
The ban will take effect in September of
Published on 08/09/2007