Turkey Aims To Clamp Down On Internet Betting

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The government of Turkey is attempting to adopt a new law that will allow law enforcement to punish online gamblers who are caught participating in the virtual betting games.

The new laws are set to ban offshore betting websites, and fine players between 100,000 and 500,000 Turkish Liras when they are caught enjoying a flutter online.

The pending laws would also punish Turkish financial institutions who process internet betting transactions, and Turkish internet service providers would be tasked with blocking access to online betting sites.

The proposed laws are similar to ones that passed in the state of Washington in the United States, which sees players facing jail time and heavy fines for gambling online. If the laws are passed, affiliate sites and publications that promote offshore gambling will face criminal prosecution.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.