EU court backs states’ right to ban online gambling

Europe’s top court reaffirmed on Thursday the right of EU countries to ban online gambling, the latest setback to attempts by the multi-billion-euro Internet betting industry to break domestic monopolies.The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) also said Swedish authorities must not impose discriminatory penalties for violations of the country’s lottery laws.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE66722L20100708Also see:Sweden’s internet gambling ban upheld by ECJ
Sweden can ban internet gambling as long as its penalties for foreign operators are no stricter than those for Swedish operators, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.
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