EU taking Greece to court over computer gaming ban

The European Union is taking Greece to the European Court of Justice over a Greek gambling law that not only bans slot machines and other overt gambling devices, but also coould ban playing computer games in public places or even in private, at home. The European Commission said Thursday that the effect of the act was disproportionate, and also violated EU rules on the free movement of goods and services between member states. In response to a previous Commission finding, Greece had said it would amend the law, but it has thusfar failed to do so. The European Commission's press release is here. BBC News has more.

 

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