Gambling, the WTO, and Public Morals: A Short Review of Antigua versus the United States

Ted Magder

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Abstract

This article reviews a recent WTO trade dispute between Antigua and the United States concerning the regulation of remote gambling. The case, United States–Measures Affecting the Cross-Border Supply of Gambling and Betting, raises important questions about the regulatory regimes that affect the cross-border traffic in media and cultural products and offers a detailed analysis of the principle that even in the context of an international trade agreement, states can restrict the flow of media in the interests of protecting public morals. The article situates this legal dispute in the context of gambling's recent growth as a business and social pastime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-67
Number of pages16
JournalTelevision & New Media
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • GATS
  • WTO
  • gambling
  • international communications
  • public morals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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