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Austria Bets on Internet

7 January 1999

Europe, like the United States, has a strong and well-developed lottery system, and the state lottery of Austria has become the first to takes its wares to the Internet.

Using a software package provided by Access Systems of Sydney, Australia, the Austrian lottery now is offering live cash gambling on its site, http://www.webclub.at. Officials of the Austrian lottery say they chose Access because of the ready availability of the system, its accompanying tools-a package known as the Games Development kit-and testing processes that matched the high standards of the Austrian lottery's own development activities and that of Australia, which the Austrian lottery calls "one of the toughest sets of probity and regulatory standards in the world."

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