Use a Game Boy, Spend a Year in Jail

by Schuyler Erle

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In a desperate bid to combat illicit gambling, a major industrialized nation bans all electronic gaming of any kind, including computer games and video games consoles. Sound far-fetched? No doubt that's what Greek citizens have been thinking since the enactment of Law 3037 in late July. Read on for a cautionary tale of just how far a government can go off half-cocked in an attempt to benevolently legislate the use of technology. And don't think it can't happen here.