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|jonburns Posted on 15/10/2009 10:53|
Betting on sports online - petition
|Edited On: 15/10/2009 10:56|
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|Hello everyone, sorry to post a url right off the bat but if you enjoy placing the odd bet online - lots of sports fans do! - then you may be interested in this:|
It's an online petition and campaign aimed at altering the EU's regulation of online gambling. At the moment, EU Member States can and do operate some pretty protectionist policies; both bookies and punters alike are prevented from moving freely across borders. For bookies this means they can't market themselves to everybody they'd like to; for punters, it means that they lose the chance to bet in certain online casinos and with certain online bookies, which can obviously involve missing out on the best odds.
The EU is supposed to offer a free market in goods and services but gambling is an industry that is being unfairly excluded from this. Given it would be relatively painless for them to do (the only people that would be hurt are the treasuries of the greedy Member States that prefer to rip punters off and pocket the proceeds for themselves!), it's high time that action was taken. If this petition can reach 1million signatures then they will be forced to take notice.
For a more fun way to sign the petition (read: fit girl, bikini, marker pen), see http://www.thenakedpetition.com - it's the same deal, just better!
Link: right2bet online petition