Online Gaming Ban Gets Greece In Trouble

Last year Greece passed a law banning online games. The idea was to fight internet gambling. But the ban is problematic – some prominent Greeks have been caught playing, and the European Union says the ban “casts its net too wide, the EU says, ensnaring innocent Internet café owners and computer game companies.” Why the ban? “Parliament took this decision spontaneously, and under unbearable pressure to wipe out the ‘cancer’ of gambling. As a result they voted one of the most excessive, unprepared and extreme laws ever enacted in Europe.”