Antigua Demands $3.4 billion in Togel Singapore Payoff from US

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Antigua and Barbuda is pushing for $3.4 billion in sanctions against the United States, for each year it fails to comply with the World Trade Organisations ruling that its online gambling laws violate the free trade agreements.


The Caribbean country is also asking the WTO for authorisation to target US trademarks and copyrights if it refuses to alter legislation and allow foreign gambling websites to operate in the States.


  1. Errol Cort, Antigua’s Finance Minister, said that there was no other choice in the matter.


“Until such time as the United States is willing to work with us on achieving a reasonable solution to this trade dispute,” he added, “we will continue to use every legitimate remedy available to protect the interests of our citizens.”


The EU announced this week that it too wanted compensation for the US ban on foreign online gambling sites.


Online Casino Licensing Brawl in The Philippines


A dispute is brewing in The Philippines between local and national authorities as to who has the right to issue online gambling licenses.


The quarrel is between the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone (ZSEZ) And Freeport Authority and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCor).


The Special Economic Zone is located about 15 miles from Zamboanga on the southern island on Mindanao, and is managed as a separate customs territory. It offers incentives for would-be investors to generate local economic activities serving as a springboard for the promotion of trade, investments and tourism throughout the region.


The Presidential Assistant on Trade and the Vice Chair of ZSEZ, Christopher Arnuco, said that issuing licenses for Togel Singapore gambling operations inside the Zone was covered by a legal opinion from Philippines Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, and confirmed that licenses had already been issued to Philippine E-Gaming Jurisdiction Inc (PeJI), which maintains an office in the Zone to control iGaming and other related activities.


Under the license, PeJI is empowered to receive and process all applications for and award e-gaming licenses to business operators. Yet PAGCor says that PeJI’s operation is illegal and has ordered ZSEZ authorities to stop the operation. This directive has been ignored as ZSEZ asserts that it is also authorized under law to issue licenses.


However, possible legal action could result in this power being overturned by the Department Of Justice due to the language of the legal opinion.


Britain gambling review to be publish in September


Gordon Brown announced government plans to produce a review of gambling in Britain to be published in September, as well as breaking with Tony Blair’s previous policy on super casinos by saying that regeneration is an alternative to the establishment of Las Vegas-style casinos.


The announcement was made in response to a question from Andy Reed MP (Labour) who speculated that supercasinos would increase gambling addiction. Following PMQs, a Whitehall source was widely quoted by the British press as saying that plans for regional casinos are now “effectively dead in the water.”


The first super casino was to be built in Manchester, a decision which created some controversy.


Last month the British Casino Association (BCA) lost a high court challenge regarding government plans for seventeen regional casinos. Gordon Brown said today that there was no parliamentary consensus on the issue.


A spokesperson for the British Casino Association said that certainty was needed, and that to date it has been absent. “It is important that this situation is resolved quickly and decisively. The BCA has consistently called for the Government to look again at its policies in relation to the new Regional, Small and Large casinos, and we will be urging Ministers to take this opportunity to amend the Act in a way which meets all of its objectives without needlessly penalising existing businesses,” the spokesperson said.




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