ECJ rules that Dutch can ban online gambling
Europe’s highest court ruled this week that the Dutch government is entitled to ban gambling on the Internet, dealing a legal blow to betting companies licensed in other EU nations who have been trying to access the Dutch market, reports Agence France Presse.
The report particularly notes Ladbrokes and Betfair among others which are banned in […]
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