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WTO deadline extended

25 October 2007

The deadline to negotiate compensation claims over the U.S. decision to remove online gaming from its schedule of trade commitments has been extended from Oct. 22 to Dec. 14. Groups that have filed for damages include The European Union, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, Macao and Antigua and Barbuda.

The U.S. decided to withdraw online gambling from its trade commitments after it lost a WTO case to Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua is seeking $3.4 billion in compensation. The other nations are expected to be seeking greater access to previously restricted markets rather than money.

WTO deadline extended is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
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Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.

Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.