More litigation on Dutch gambling policies


Betfair and Ladbrokes challenge the monopolistic approach

Two major legal battles against the Dutch penchant for state monopolised gambling start this week in the European Court of Justice.

Top online gambling firms Betfair and Ladbrokes spearhead the actions, which are related to the right of Internet gambling companies to compete in the locally restricted market despite Holland being a member nation in the European Union.

The Betfair action is against the Dutch government's attempt to persuade Dutch banks to disrupt player financial transactions with online companies like Betfair, with the betting group claiming that such actions are in breach of the EU principle of free passage of goods and services. If successful, the action will pave the way for a compensatory claim against the Dutch that could run into millions of Euros.

The Ladbrokes case is a more drawn-out affair and goes back some 7 years to an injunction against Ladbrokes issued by local Dutch courts that seeks to prevent the British company from taking bets from Dutch residents, again in conflict with EU principles. The case was referred to the European Court of Justice earlier this year and Ladbrokes hopes to bring matters to a final conclusion in Europe's highest court.

Dutch hopes may be pinned on the recent Bwin action against the Portuguese state gambling monopoly, in which the ECJ ruled that bans on external competition based on a genuine need to protect nationals for moral and anti-crime considerations are permissible.

General Gambling News Gambling Law & Society News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

4mins ago someone from United States played Atlantis Treasure

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

Casino Of The Month

Casino of the Month

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    30
  • Members Online
    454
  • Guests
    2,216
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
NextCasino
  (123 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (146 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
  (194 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (189 Ratings)
Slotty Vegas
  (88 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (111 Ratings)
Guts Casino
  (143 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (117 Ratings)
Spin Palace Casino
  (100 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (165 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (253 Ratings)
BitCasino.io
  (150 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (267 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (206 Ratings)
Winner Casino
  (315 Ratings)
Liberty Slots Casino
  (143 Ratings)
Intertops Casino Classic
  (94 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (108 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (105 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (156 Ratings)
Jetbull Casino
  (88 Ratings)
Casumo
  (109 Ratings)
Sin City Casino
  (77 Ratings)
PlayHippo
  (62 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
  (135 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (171 Ratings)
Whitebet Casino
  (76 Ratings)
3Dice Casino
  (225 Ratings)
Slotland
  (265 Ratings)
Ruby Fortune Casino
  (123 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus