Wednesday November 14, 2012 : NEW UAE CYBERLAW DETAILS BAN ON ONLINE GAMBLING
 
Imprisonment if caught operating an online gambing website
 
Techworld reports the issue of a new cyberlaw by the President of the United Arab Emirates that makes provisions for anyone operating gambling activities in the Country.
 
Signed into law by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the decree details "imprisonment of anyone who sets up or runs an electronic site to send, transmit, publish or promote online any pornographic material, gambling activities and any other indecent acts".
 
Additionally, the decree allows authorities to temporarily or permanently close down web-sites, seize devices, software, programmes and any other means utilsed in the "crime" along with the deportation of any convicted foreigner following completion of their sentence.