U.s Internet Gambling Ban Conflicts With Wto

The United States has a well defined policy regarding online gambling, backed by some internationally accepted rationales. Under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, however, the U.S. has agreed not to restrict the importation of certain “recreational services,” which has been interpreted to require the free flow of cross-border gambling services as well. This international compromise conflicts with the existing U.S. online gambling policy. Now the U.S. needs to take corrective measures to solve this international quarrel. This article addresses the following questions, What are the rationales behind U.S ban on the provision of remote gambling services, What is the contradiction between the U.S. ban on cross-border gambling and the WTO, and How is the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 inconsistent with WTO obligations.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the rationales behind U.S ban on the provision of remote gambling services?
What is the contradiction between the US ban on cross-border gambling and the WTO?
How is the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 inconsistent with WTO obligations?

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