May 8, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Online betting company Betfair has reportedly initiated a lawsuit against the Dutch government. The cause? The Dutch Ministry of Justice’s recent letter urging banks in that nation not to place any bets on gambling websites — legal or not.

If the banks obey the letter, Betfair (and other companies) would be effectively blocked from the Dutch public, in a situation uncomfortably reminiscent of the United States’ UIGEA laws.

Read more here.

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