Online Gaming Scores In Greek CourtPublished September 16, 2002 by OCR Editor
The Greek court has questioned the government's move to outlaw online casinos.
Greece has instituted a new law to curb illegal gambling however, in a recent court case in Thessaloniki three people were let go, even though they were charged with obstructing the new law. The court found that the law was unconstitutional.This ruling places the new law in question and it remains to be further debated.
As the court debated this case, hecklers could be heard outside the courtroom repeating their mantra , "No to censorship on the Internet."
This case involved two Internet cafe owners and one of their employees . Customers in the cafe , according to tax autthorities, were found playing cyber-chess and the Counter Strike online game.The Internet Cafe Owners Union Communications chief , Dimitris Karanassios , pleased with the outcome said, "All those who supported this from the beginning are vindicated."