Italy orders ISPs to block sites

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at
Mon Mar 6 19:41:24 UTC 2006

It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block access to a  
number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be interesting to see how  
the Italian ISPs are handling this, what with dynamic DNS and all  

 From Monsters and

Tech News
Italy bans unauthorised online gambling sites
Mar 3, 2006, 19:00 GMT

Rome - Italy has become the first European nation to outlaw scores of  
unauthorised gambling sites that are available on the Internet.

Italy\'s Economy Ministry has published a list of more than 600  
offshore gaming sites that are in the process of being made  
unavailable to Italian internet users.

The list includes popular gambling sites such as, which is  
based in the Caribbean island of Antigua and which describes itself  
as \'the world\'s No. 1 online casino & poker room.\'

A spokesperson for Italy\'s State Monopolies told Deutsche Presse-  
Agentur dpa on Friday that Italian police were currently moving to  
prevent Italian internet providers from allowing connections to the  
banned sites. Internet providers that fail to comply face fines of up  
to 180,000 euros (216,000 dollars). ...

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