Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites: projection

Geneva (AFP) – Swiss voters have overwhelmingly given the green light to block foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, according to preliminary results.

A full 72 percent of voters have cast their ballots in favour of the new gambling law, according to projections from the gfs.bern polling institute based on final results from several Swiss cantons and partial results from others.