Parliament to block foreign betting sites
Parliament has agreed foreign betting sites will be blocked in Switzerland. Those sites offering roulette or poker will not be permitted.
Although it won’t be possible to block every site – anyone searching for a gambling site could get a message saying it’s illegal to use it in Switzerland.
Telecom companies will be compensated if the blocking requires more work - and if the technology is found to be too disruptive, it could be stopped.
Some parties are against the idea – with a strange alliance of Greens, the Swiss people’s Party and the Liberals. They claim it smacks of censorship.
There is already a plan to launch a referendum to overturn to decision.