The Swiss government pushed through a vote this week demanding that ISP should block International Online Gambling Operators from offering their services to nationals within the country.
But the vote did not go without controversy as opposing government MP’s said that the move was “something dictatorships do.”
Much of the pressure on the government came from land based casino operators in the country claiming their business was being eroded by online gambling sites and that their annual tax payments would be declining. International Online Gambling Operators currently pay no tax from their profits.
ISP are also against the move as they say it is proven woefully incapable of keeping local gamblers from exploring their online options in the country.