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Swiss legal committee rejects betting website blocking

Monday 16 January 2017 | 10:58 CET | News
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss National Council has decided against new regulations which would have blocked access to online gambling sites in Switzerland. Earlier this year, the Council of States voted in favour of measures proposed by the Federal Council to block sites offering online gambling to Swiss IP addresses. However, the Legal Affairs Committee has voted 13 to 12 to remove internet blocking from the legislation. Instead, the new framework allows the Federal Gaming Commission to warn and, if necessary, prosecute sites operating in contravention of anti-gambling

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