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Antigua Takes on the US

24 June 2003

ANTIGUA – As reported by the Ireland Breaking News: “The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua took on the US today and asked the World Trade Organisation to condemn Washington for breaching the rules of global commerce through its ban on Internet gambling.

“Restrictions which bar US residents from betting at offshore Internet casinos are unfair and harm Antigua’s attempts to diversify its economy, said Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua’s High Commissioner in London.

“…But Linnet Deily, the UN ambassador to the WTO in Geneva, said controls are necessary because `the United States has grave concerns over the financial and social risks posed by such activities to its citizens, particularly but not exclusively children.’…”

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