Angtigua Still Looking to WTO to Solve US Gambling Dispute

The government of Antigua thought it had scored a big win back in 20003 when the World Trade Organization (WTO)ruled that US authorities were engaging in unfair business practices by blocking its citizens from engaging in online gambling. The actions in America had a big impact on the Antiguan online gambling industry, so much so…

Hurricane Adds Urgency to US/Antigua Online Gambling Dispute

The 14-year dispute between the United States and Antigua over online gambling has taken on new urgency in the wake of recent hurricanes, which have devastated the Caribbean. That's the message Sir Ronald Sanders, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States and the Organization of American States for Antigua and Barbuda, shared last week…

Antigua Appoints Calvin Ayre as Special Economic Envoy

The island nation of Antigua has named online gambling legend Calvin Ayre as a Special Economic Envoy charged with advising the country's leaders on blockchain and bitcoin technology. It's a move designed to help reinvigorate the nation's struggling internet gambling sector, and also a bit of a thumb of the nose at the United States.…

Antigua Vows to Stand Up to US on Gambling Dispute

Antigua's Governor-General is vowing to stand up to the United States as he seeks to resolve a 12-year-old dispute between the two countries that started at the dawn of the online gambling era. Sir Rodney Williams made his remarks as he addressed the opening of a new session of Parliament. Williams, and other members of…

Antigua Issues Year-End Ultimatum to Settle US Gambling Dispute

The island nation of Antigua has set a year-end deadline for the US government to pay up money it owes them as part of settlement brokered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to end a long-running dispute over online gambling sites. If the US doesn't pony up more than $200 million in cash, the Antiguans…