Antigua Considers New Case Against USA

April 15, 2012 Category :Legal 1

The island nation of Antigua is considering bring a new case against the USA in front of the World Trade Organization. This could be a major stepping stone to the USA either regulating online poker and gambling or the reversal of the UIGEA.

For those who not aware, back in 2005 Antigua raised suit to the WTO against the USA claiming foul that the USA was prohibiting Antigua access to the US market and was in violation of treaty obligations. You see gambling was/is a major employer and revenue generator for Antigua.

The WTO ruled in favor of Antigua and Antigua made a 3.4 billion dollar claim against the USA. Instead of paying and allowing Antigua access the US market, then president George W Bush authorized other “concessions” in different sectors. The concessions were never made public in the interest of National Security.

Now 7 years later, Antigua is once again considering a plea to the WTO to force the USA to allow USA residents to place wagers through companies located in Antigua. While it is unclear if the previous “concessions” have expired, this is one step closer to bringing online gaming access back to Antigua for US residents.

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