As some of you maybe aware, EA has been fined 10 million Euro for violating gambling laws and courts in Netherlands have approved this fine. As of now Empires and Puzzles is completely illegal and violating Dutch laws as games can’t contain gambling elements. As gambling requires specific age and games can’t contain elements that remind gambling habits. E&P does both.
More importantly, the court gave authority to Dutch Gaming Community to fine other games that violates Dutch gaming rules.
Can anyone from Zynga explain us how do they plan to make sure they are compatible with Dutch law?