EU accepts US deal on online gambling

18 December 2007
BRUSSELS -- As reported by the (British) Independent: "The European Union has accepted a US deal which will keep continental gambling and betting companies out of the lucrative American market.

"The bilateral agreement, which follows the Bush administration's decision to clamp down on online gambling, will give EU service suppliers access to new trade opportunities in certain sectors in the US, in lieu of America's decision to keep its gambling and betting markets shut.

"America has offered openings in postal and courier, research and development, and storage and warehouse sectors as compensation. The precise value of the deal is unknown..."