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Non-Swiss gambling sites to be blocked from Swiss internet

National News // By Tay Kinnear // June 25, 2019

Non-Swiss gambling websites will be banned from next month. 

Pixabay Non-Swiss gambling sites to be blocked from Swiss internet

In June last year voters agreed to close access to foreign online casinos.

It’s thought around CHF 250m a year is gambled with casinos based abroad, mainly in Gibraltar and Malta.

Those in favour of the new law says it’s to protect tax revenue generated by Swiss casinos – which is earmarked for civil society and the pension funds.

Others warn it’s a step towards state censorship of the internet.

From July, internet service providers will have to block the domain names of casinos published by the Federal Gaming Commission.

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