25 January 2008

EU set to warn Germany over gaming market

(Reuters)
The European Commission is set to step up legal action against Germany next week for thwarting foreign competition in the country's gaming markets. A new German law came into force on January 1 that bans online gaming and betting, except on horse racing. Europe's online gaming industry condemned the ban on Web gambling as unlawful and urged the Commission, the European Union's executive arm, to overturn it.