Sat, May

US Requests Delay in EU Questioning over Online Gambling Policies


In what many in the industry believe to be yet another delaying tactic, the United States has requested to postpone the planned meeting between its Office of the US Trade Representative and a European Union delegation.

The meeting, due to have taken place this coming week, was meant to formally discuss the United States’ unfair discrimination against EU-based gambling companies under the country’s notorious Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

The EU has already faced resistance from the US to cooperate with this formal investigation after the US Trade Representative, Susan Schwab refused to cooperate with the answering of a formal questionnaire, arguing that the questions were based on wrong assumptions.

The US is well known for dragging its feet when it comes to settling its disputes that involve its online gambling policies. The country has repeatedly extended deadlines in its ongoing dispute with Antigua-Barbuda over a WTO compensation ruling.