Minister Wants to Ban Online Lottery

althingishus_psMinister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson says he plans to submit a bill to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, that bans the playing of lottery online. Ögmundur is also calling for the establishment of a national lottery authority which role would be to supervise the industry in Iceland.

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Ten Thousand Sign Petition for Alcohol Treatment Fund

saa-vogur_psAround 10,000 people have signed a petition for the establishment of a special fund for the treatment of alcoholics. Earlier this month, the Center for Addiction Medicine (SÁÁ), suggested that 10 percent of the taxes collected through the sale of alcohol be directed to help alcoholics and their children.

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