ONLINE GAMING BATTLE WAGES BETWEEN US AND ANTIGUA AND BABUDA

28 September 2006

TAX-NEWS.COM
by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London 28 September 2006

America’s hard-line stance on the issue of internet gambling is likely to be at the top of the agenda during the visit by a delegation from the government of Antigua and Barbuda to Washington this week.

The delegation, led by Minister of Finance Dr Errol Cort, has been holding a series of meetings with representatives of the US Department of State, the US Trade Representative, the Department of Justice and with Members of Congress, in an attempt to resolve the impasse over the American government’s refusal to comply with a WTO ruling against US actions preventing banks from processing transactions from online gaming firms based in the islands.

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