Category Archive: Austria

Austria: Court rules lottery tender to be constitutional

In October 2011 the Austrian Ministry of Finance awarded a subsidiary of Casinos Austria AG, √Ėsterreichische Lotterien GmbH, the sole licence for the operation of lotteries in the territory of Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Austria: ECJ confirmed the Legality of Cross-border Advertising Restrictions

In a judgment handed down on 12 July 2012, the European Court of Justice has confirmed that the restrictions in Austrian gambling legislation, which potentially restricts the advertising to Austrian citizens of casino services supplied by land-based casinos located in other Member States, are not necessarily in contravention of the EC Treaty’s provisions provided such restrictions have the sole aim of protecting consumers. Read the rest of this entry »