Thursday, August 30, 2007

Update on the Anti-Gambling Bill WTO Dispute

At Dispatches, Ed has a good summary of the latest round in the battle between the US government and the WTO over the recent anti-gambling bill. Here is a Ed's summary:

"Antigua, which is home to several online gambling companies, filed a WTO complaint against the US and won. The US appealed and Antigua won again. Now the US is refusing to comply with the ruling, despite the fact that we complain when any other country doesn't comply with WTO rules. And this has led to something of a standoff."

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I also submit that for the most part, people in the world don't hate us because of our wealth and our freedom. People hate us because we so often act like we can do whatever we damned well please.

1 comment:

MrX said...

I don't see anything wrong with online gambling as long as their are safeguards in place to protect problem gamblers. When you play online, you can play at your own pace, with no noise, no smoking, and lower stakes.