Tag Archives: ECJ

Stanleybet loses EU suit over Italian licenses appeal

Stanley International online betting subsidiary Stanleybet Italia has lost its European Union (EU) lawsuit against Italian authorities regarding the assigned length of gambling licenses. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of Italian gambling regulators, dismissing that betting licenses for new market entrants lasting 40 months were not unfair in comparison to established Italian gambling firms that had …

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ECJ rules against Italian foreign gambling tax practices

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against current Italian gambling tax legislations. The ECJ stated that Italian gambling tax laws which charge winnings from games of chance and sports betting obtained whilst playing in other EU member states were against European Union member state business and tax practices. By charging taxes on consumer’s foreign winnings, the Italian tax …

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ECJ to investigate Swedish online gambling laws

Swedish online gambling laws will face the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), after European Commission (EC) stated that Sweden did not comply with European business practices and legislation. At present state owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, has exclusive rights to offer online gambling services in Sweden. The EC stated that Sweden had breached European business regulation concerning …

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Malta asks for ECJ clarity on illegal betting definition

Malta’s Economic Secretary Jose Herrera has urged the European Court of Justice (ECJ), for further clarity over the European Unions definition of illegal betting. Herrera made the appeal in light of the publication of the European draft convention on sports competitions. The convention purpose is to prevent  and detect corruption and manipulation of professional sports within EU member states. Furthermore …

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