Update: Dutch State Council Rules in Favor of Betfair

Legal dispute between Betfair and the Netherlands government comes to an end

Immediately after the Dutch government made a turn in regard to online gambling, it was reported yesterday that in the trial between the Netherlands’ government and Betfair, the Dutch Council of State adjudged in favor of Betfair, the world’s biggest betting community. The confrontation was whether Betfair has a right to offer gambling services to the citizens of The Netherlands. Following the recommendation of the European Court of Justice, the Dutch Council of State has made its decision saying that the Betfair’s license was legitimate and that the reconsideration of the license by the Dutch laws is contrary to the laws of the EU.

Back in 2004, Betfair initiated the dispute, complaining about the renewal of De Lotto and SGR’s licenses, conducted by the Dutch Ministry, because there was no transparent tender process. Betfair also claimed that the Dutch authorities had to acknowledge its UK license since it was in line with the law of European Union, and in addition, it questioned the principle of transparency of the Dutch authorities' license renewal actions, assessing that they use the EU law as it suits them.

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!

1mins ago someone from Mauritius played Dragon's pearl

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

In the last 24h


  • New Members
  • Members Online
  • Guests
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
Guts Casino
  (335 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (617 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
  (342 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (335 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
  (455 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (433 Ratings)
Buzzluck Casino
  (301 Ratings)
  (291 Ratings)
  (298 Ratings)
Raging Bull
  (246 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (288 Ratings)
Casino Adrenaline
  (206 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (260 Ratings)
  (293 Ratings)
  (380 Ratings)
  (143 Ratings)
  (129 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (361 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (267 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (346 Ratings)
  (186 Ratings)
Casino Extreme
  (319 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (279 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (395 Ratings)
Bet365 Casino
  (549 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (295 Ratings)
  (218 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (200 Ratings)
Sportingbet Casino
  (162 Ratings)
Royal Panda
  (208 Ratings)

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