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Swiss parliament votes to ban international gambling sites

National News // March 2, 2017

The Swiss parliament has voted to block access to international on-line gambling sites and only casinos in Switzerland can get an on-line licence.

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But some Swiss People’s Party MPs disagreed – saying blocking websites is something dictatorships do.

But there’s a bigger question on how to tax winnings – if they should be taxed at all. Currently all winnings up to a million francs are tax free. The cabinet and a parliamentary commission wants to keep all winnings tax free.

The debate on the new gambling law is set to continue. 

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