Tag Archives: Maarten Haijer

EU Commission study challenges sports betting right

The regulated betting industry welcomes the main findings of a European Commission funded study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union. The study ( link to study) finds that there is no legal basis nor rationale for an EU-wide right to consent to bets (ie “sports betting right”). The study also concludes that the French sports betting right, whereby …

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Austrian restrictions fall foul of EU law

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which highlights the fact that Austria’s gambling laws are in breach of EU law. The ruling in the Pfleger case largely follows the Opinion issued by AG Sharpston on 14 November 2013, in which a a restrictive regime can …

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EGBA’s Haijer warns EC over inaction of Sweden’s iGaming market

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General for the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has made public that the European Commission (EC) should follow through on promises to take the Swedish Government to the European Union Court of Justice over failure of the state to overhaul its online gambling regulations. Haijer warned that if the EC failed to act on this igaming …

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