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February 13, 2003

Let a thousand flowers bloom (or not)

So you know that the moronic government of Greece has banned public gaming right? Gamers are looking to the EU to help them out. Well, this is part of the problem. Greeks deserve the politicians they elected. The EU might help in this case, but what if the EU had decided to go along with this sort of law and declared it transnational policy? All gamers should just pick up and move somewhere else. This is like the idiotic Australian censorship policy. Here in the states we'll take your huddled gaming masses (oh, and if you read the article, you'll see one benefit of a powerful judiciary).

Posted by razib at 12:10 PM

By gaming do you mean gambling? I just hate the Orwellian use of "gaming" by the gambling industry.

Posted by: Randall Parker at February 13, 2003 01:15 PM

well-that is the reason that "gaming" is banned, but we're talking regular games like checkers or something too. they figured anything could be used for gambling....(initially they had banned electronic games in private too)

Posted by: razib at February 13, 2003 01:28 PM

I think the underlying argument (if you could call it that by the remotest thinning of the term) was that since it is easy to introduce a gambling element into *any* game, all gaming was to be banned.. and they call Americans puritanical.. sheesh..!

Posted by: Suman Palit at February 13, 2003 03:16 PM