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Swiss voters overwhelmingly back new gambling laws

11th June 2018 9:12 am GMT
Switzerland

The Swiss government is proceeding with the adoption of new online gambling regulations after voters backed the initiative in a national referendum.

The gambling law (Geldspielgesetz) was approved by 72.9 per cent of voters, despite warnings from political parties such as the Jungen Grünen that the clause allowing the government to block unlicensed iGaming sites sets a dangerous precedent for web censorship.

The party had previously secured 50,000 signatures to force the referendum on June 10th, and 492,247 votes against the [...]

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