Forbidden Fruit

France's non to gambling

First France's Socialist government outraged the country by decreeing this spring that vacationers could each spend no more than about $425 abroad. Thousands of French travel agents took to the streets for banner-waving protests that helped force the government to ease the restriction. Now President Francois Mitterrand's Cabinet has raised outcries by proposing a ban on slot machines. The move, which the French National Assembly is expected to approve by midsummer, also puts a five-game limit on the number of turns that can be won on video games and...

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