EU says U.S. gambling laws violate WTO rules

10 June 2009
BRUSSELS -- As reported by the Dow Jones Newswire: "The European Commission Wednesday said that U.S. laws prohibiting gambling over the Internet violate international trade rules and threatened to challenge the ban at the World Trade Organization.

"An investigation by the commission, the European Union's executive arm, has found that the U.S. gambling ban is being enforced mainly against non-U.S. companies, a violation of WTO rules. The commission said that while a WTO case against the U.S. would be justified, it hopes that the two countries can negotiate a solution..."