With the introduction of the Money Gaming Act in September 2017, Switzerland’s gambling industry is looking at some big changes. The Swiss Experiment is here to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news surrounding the progress of Swiss legislation. To find out more about Switzerland’s latest news please keep reading or click the link below.
After the publishing of the Money Gaming Act in September, controversy erupted throughout Switzerland. These new regulations propose to block access to non-licensed casino domain names. Some Swiss citizens feel this use of blacklisting violates their personal rights to a free and uncensored internet.
Swiss law allows citizens the options of opposing a law within one hundred days of it being published. The Committee Against Internet Censoring and Digital Isolation collected the 50,000 signatures needed to launch a public referendum. These signatures were handed in on January 18, 2018, and the referendum is scheduled for June 10, 2018.
If the Swiss electorate accepts the Money Gaming Act despite the referendum, then the regulations will remain unchanged and begin in 2019. However, if the Money Gaming Act is not accepted due to the referendum then parliament will have to go back to the drawing board. If the referendum succeeds, then the enforcement of the Money Gaming Act would not occur until some form of compromise has been reached.
In order to stay in the loop on the referendum’s outcome, be sure to check into the Swiss Experiment for all the latest developments happening with the Money Gaming Act. If you have any thoughts on the site then get in contact with us today!