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Italy orders ISPs to block sites

  • From: Rodney Joffe
  • Date: Mon Mar 06 14:44:38 2006

It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block access to a number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be interesting to see how the Italian ISPs are handling this, what with dynamic DNS and all that...

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Italy bans unauthorised online gambling sites
Mar 3, 2006, 19:00 GMT

Rome - Italy has become the first European nation to outlaw scores of unauthorised gambling sites that are available on the Internet.

Italy\'s Economy Ministry has published a list of more than 600 offshore gaming sites that are in the process of being made unavailable to Italian internet users.

The list includes popular gambling sites such as, which is based in the Caribbean island of Antigua and which describes itself as \'the world\'s No. 1 online casino & poker room.\'

A spokesperson for Italy\'s State Monopolies told Deutsche Presse- Agentur dpa on Friday that Italian police were currently moving to prevent Italian internet providers from allowing connections to the banned sites. Internet providers that fail to comply face fines of up to 180,000 euros (216,000 dollars). ...

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