Gambling

Update: Parliamentary vote for liberalization of the Hungarian online sport betting monopoly

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Next week the Parliament is to vote on the liberalization of online sport betting and on new sanctions on PSP’s servicing unlicensed operators.   Hungary has been considering the liberalization of online sports betting for a while. A TRIS proceedings was commenced in February and closed in June before the European Commission on a draft …

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Gambling law’s repeated contribution to the justification framework: An even higher bar set for restrictive national measures?

Gambling is a regulatory area where Member States, due to their moral and cultural differences, enjoy a wide margin of discretion when choosing their objectives and thus market structure, however such freedom is not without boundaries: restrictive measures, such as state monopolies, must nevertheless satisfy the requirements best summarised by the landmark decision of Gebhard.