Tag Archives: European Court of Justice
- European Union’s top court says Germany can’t punish online betting operators
The European Union’s top court has driven another nail into the coffin containing Germany’s online gambling law. On Thursday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued a ruling that said Germany couldn’t impose penalties on online betting operators the government considers to be operating without a license...
- Bitcoin wins: Top EU court exempts digital currency from VAT
Bitcoins are tax-free, at least in Europe. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared the exchange of bitcoin and other digital currencies should be treated like traditional money, and thus exempted from value-added tax (VAT). In its Thursday ruling, the top court declared cryptocurrency transactions, such as buying and...
- European Union’s top court says Germany can’t prosecute sports betting operators
The European Union’s top court has issued an opinion that says Germany can’t prosecute unauthorized sports betting operators because the country’s gambling regulations run contrary to European law. On Thursday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) released an opinion by Advocate General Maciej Szpunar in the case...
- Crucial ruling could affect bitcoin’s future in Europe
Europe’s top court is about to making a ruling on the issue of value-added tax (VAT) for bitcoin exchanges—a decision that is seen to have far reaching effects for digital currency in the region. Business Insider reported the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could decide that purchases made at bitcoin...
- UK’s online gambling point-of-consumption tax referred to EU’s top court
The European Union’s top court will consider the legality of the UK’s online gambling point-of-consumption tax (POCT). The UK implemented its 15% POCT last December, shortly after the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) launched a preemptive legal challenge. The GBGA believes the POCT discriminates against Gibraltar-licensed UK-facing operators and...
- German minister in charge of online sports betting licensing wants a do-over
The ultimate fate of Germany’s online sports betting licensing regime may not come until September, but one of the country’s top political figures has already thrown in the towel. Germany announced the 20 lucky recipients of its marathon online sports betting licensing derby last September, but court challenges by unsuccessful...
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