Estonia set to take huge gamble on online casinos

  • 2003-01-23
  • Steve Roman
TALLINNConsidering the Estonians' love of all things Internet, coupled with the fact that new casinos seem to be cropping up on every street corner, it's a surprise that annoying banner ads for Estonian-run online casinos aren't flashing across every page of the World Wide Web. But the reason for the absence of an Estonian online gambling industry is simple: In Estonia, running virtual gambling operations is illegal. But all that's about to change. Earlier this month, the Äripaev business daily reported that the government plans to introduce legislation that would legalize Internet gambling...
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