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Protest outside the Economy and Finance Ministry…

Pinball machine and video game technicians protest outside the Economy and Finance Ministry in central Athens yesterday over the government’s refusal to overturn an anti-gambling law banning these types of amusement. Union representatives claimed that some 70,000 workers were without jobs because of Law 3037, passed in July 2002, which has been deemed unconstitutional in court. The law also outlaws online gaming at Internet cafes and the use of machines that involve gambling, such as one-armed bandits.