Swiss vote to block foreign betting sites in referendum
Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed a new gambling law which would block foreign betting sites, according to early results.
The new Gambling Act won the support of 72% of voters, according to projections, despite accusations that the law amounts to online censorship.
Due to take effect in 2019, the act permits only Swiss-certified casinos and gaming companies to operate there.
The government says it is designed to tackle gambling addiction.
Both houses of parliament have already passed the legislation.
While the bill will let Swiss companies offer online gambling for the first time, it... read more
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