Iceland Faces Fresh Attempt To Legalise Casino

A former Icelandic footballer is leading a new effort to legalise casino gambling in Iceland where most forms of gambling are strictly prohibited.  

Willum Þór Þórsson, a member of the ruling Progressive Party, has tabled a new bill that would allow for one casino in Iceland, and which he believes would stop people visiting the country’s “underground gambling” venues. 

Þórsson, pronounced Thorsson, said the bill would put gambling under “official supervision” as the current situation offers “no legal protection for gamblers and no income for the treasury”. 

Þórsson, a former Icelandic football player and manager, said that a casino would also help increase the number of tourists that visit the country.

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