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ANNEX D WT/DS285/R Page D-8 WT/DS285/R Page D-1 ANNEX D REQUEST FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PANEL BY ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA World Trade Organization WT/DS285/2 13 June 2003 (03-3174) Original: English united states – measures affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services Request for the Establishment of a Panel by Antigua and Barbuda The following communication, dated 12 June 2003, from the Permanent Delegation of Antigua and Barbuda to the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 6.2 of the DSU. _______________ The Government of Antigua and Barbuda considers that certain measures of central, regional or local governments and authorities of the United States are inconsistent with the United States' commitments and obligations under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) with respect to the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services. (...) The total prohibition of gambling and betting services offered from outside the United States appears to conflict with the United States' obligations under GATS and its Schedule of Specific Commitments annexed to the GATS (and in particular Sector 10.D thereof) for the following reasons: (a) The central, regional or local authorities of the United States allow numerous operators of United States origin to offer all types of gambling and betting services in the United States (sometimes via exclusive rights or monopolistic structures). (...) New York Attorney General, Press Release: Agreement Reached with Paypal to Bar New Yorkers from Online Gambling + Campaign Against Illegal Gambling Web Site in New York Continues (21 August 2002).
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Score: 1496418.8 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_d_e.doc
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285r_d_e.doc WT/DS285/R Page D-1 ANNEX D REQUEST FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PANEL BY ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WT/DS285/2 13 June 2003 (03-3174) Original: English UNITED STATES – MEASURES AFFECTING THE CROSS-BORDER SUPPLY OF GAMBLING AND BETTING SERVICES Request for the Establishment of a Panel by Antigua and Barbuda The following communication, dated 12 June 2003, from the Permanent Delegation of Antigua and Barbuda to the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 6.2 of the DSU. _______________ The Government of Antigua and Barbuda considers that certain measures of central, regional or local governments and authorities of the United States are inconsistent with the United States' commitments and obligations under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) with respect to the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services. (...) The total prohibition of gambling and betting services offered from outside the United States appears to conflict with the United States' obligations under GATS and its Schedule of Specific Commitments annexed to the GATS (and in particular Sector 10.D thereof) for the following reasons: (a) The central, regional or local authorities of the United States allow numerous operators of United States origin to offer all types of gambling and betting services in the United States (sometimes via exclusive rights or monopolistic structures). (...) New York Attorney General, Press Release: Agreement Reached with Paypal to Bar New Yorkers from Online Gambling + Campaign Against Illegal Gambling Web Site in New York Continues (21 August 2002).
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Score: 1496418.8 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_d_e.pdf
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The text of § 18-10-103 of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides as follows: "(1) A person who engages in gambling commits a class 1 petty offense. (2) A person who engages in professional gambling commits a class 1 misdemeanor. If he is a repeating gambling offender, it is a class 5 felony." 2. Louisiana 2. (...) Unless permitted by the legislature, no municipality shall have the power to pass local laws or ordinances relating to such games.
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Score: 1424414.3 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_f_e.doc
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The text of § 18-10-103 of the Colorado Revised Statutes provides as follows: "(1) A person who engages in gambling commits a class 1 petty offense. (2) A person who engages in professional gambling commits a class 1 misdemeanor. If he is a repeating gambling offender, it is a class 5 felony." 2. Louisiana 2. (...) Unless permitted by the legislature, no municipality shall have the power to pass local laws or ordinances relating to such games.
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Score: 1411487.7 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_f_e.pdf
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On 13 March 2003, Antigua and Barbuda requested consultations with the United States regarding measures applied by central, regional and local authorities in the United States that (allegedly) affect the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services. (...) Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 271, § 46. 28 Article I:3 of the GATS reads as follows: (a) "measures by Members" means measures taken by: (i) central, regional or local governments and authorities; and (ii) non-governmental bodies in the exercise of powers delegated by central, regional or local governments or authorities. In fulfilling its obligations and commitments under the Agreement, each Member shall take such reasonable measures as may be available to it to ensure their observance by regional and local governments and authorities and non-governmental bodies within its territory.
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Score: 1386782.9 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_a_e.pdf
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On 13 March 2003, Antigua and Barbuda requested consultations with the United States regarding measures applied by central, regional and local authorities in the United States that (allegedly) affect the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services. (...) (iii) Some of the measures are unrelated to cross border supply of gambling services 49. In paragraph 14 of its request for preliminary rulings, the United States has identified some legislative provisions which it argues are "unrelated to cross-border gambling" and that, therefore, they should not be considered by the Panel in this dispute. 50. (...) This opinion is an interpretation of the law applicable to Internet gambling provided by the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in 1996 at the request of a State Senator.
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Score: 1386782.9 - https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/285r_a_e.doc
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On 21 March 2003, Antigua and Barbuda requested consultations with the US regarding measures applied by central, regional and local authorities in the US which affect the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services. Antigua and Barbuda considered that the cumulative impact of the US measures is to prevent the supply of gambling and betting services from another WTO Member to the United States on a cross-border basis. (...) The Panel found that: The GATS Schedule of the United States has been interpreted to include specific commitments for gambling and betting services under the sub-sector entitled “Other Recreational Services (except sporting)”;   Three US federal laws (the Wire Act, the Travel Act and the Illegal Gambling Business Act) and the provisions of four US state laws (those of Louisiana, Massachusetts, South Dakota and Utah) on their face, prohibit one, several or all means of delivery included in mode 1 of GATS (i.e. cross-border supply), contrary to the United States’ specific market access commitments for gambling and betting services for mode 1.
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Score: 1364781.7 - https://www.wto.org/english/tr..._e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds285_e.htm
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Mhembere, adding that gambling has increased, particularly in the past three years. (...) “Of the three countries included in our analysis, South Africa has by far the largest overall gambling market, as well as the largest land-based casino gambling market. (...) Of the three countries included in the analysis, South Africa has the largest overall gambling market (90%) followed by Nigeria. Gambling in South Africa grew rapidly during 1997 to 2002 with the introduction of various new gambling opportunities and categories such as bingo, sports betting and limited payout machines.
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Score: 1359130.2 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...g-zimbabweans-warming-gambling
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ARTICLE 7: In the event money which have been put as bets in gambling, as well as money from those which the manager of a gambling den/site, head of the gambling, gambling agents, persons who assist in settling gambling payment, person who assumes function as a cashier, The Compendium of Cambodian Laws, Volume 2 3 intermediary and gamblers… have been seized, they shall recorded properly in a proces- verbal by the agents of the competent authority and sent to the court. (...) These gambling devices/equipments listed above shall be seized as evidences. (...) ARTICLE 11: Anybody who appeared himself/herself to defend gamblings of any kind or gambling den /site any where shall be subjected to imprisonment from one (1) years to five (5) years.
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Score: 1356587.2 - https://www.wto.org/english/th...e/khm_e/WTACCKHM3A3_LEG_42.pdf
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Problem gambling among adolescents and youth is a growing public health concern globally, as well as in Georgia, UNICEF study says. (...) Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Representative in Georgia. “Early exposure to gambling may lead to a higher risk of developing problem gambling. (...) Adolescents with less knowledge about gambling and problem gambling are more likely to gamble and achieve a problem gambling level than those who have greater knowledge about the harm of gambling.
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Score: 1355405.1 - https://www.unicef.org/georgia...-placed-national-public-health
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