The world never ceases to amaze. We think nothing of sliding a computer game disk in and playing whatever games we like. Spare a thought for the geeks in Greece. Playing computer games in public – particularly internet cafes – is illegal, after a law was passed a couple of years ago aimed at cracking down on illegal gamling. Unfortunately, what we would consider perfectly legitimate games wound up also being banned due to the wide embrace of the legislation.
“The law targeted rogue game hall operators who illegally turned arcade games consoles into gambling machines. But the blanket ban led law enforcement officers to start random raids on internet cafes in which customers played run-of-the-mill games such as chess, flight simulators or car races. “