Monday, August 18, 2003

Deputy-Minister Wijn forbids mobile lottery reports that Deputy-Minister Wijn of the Ministry of Finance has forbidden the further development of an SMS-lottery as it does not fit in the government's anti-gambling policy for youngsters. Wijn may do so as the State Lottery is under control of his Ministry.

This is sad news for the developers of this service, especially as Wijn has not tried to do anything about the general mobile phone addiction that youngsters have (downloading ringtones, horoscopes etc).

Anyone interested in how it would work in practice may have a look at this demo (in which the consumer wins of course....).