Ladbrokes and Betfair set for Dutch setback

TAGs: Betfair, gambling

Casino business, Ladbrokes and Betfair set for setback in Holland

Trouble Dutch

Holland took a step back into the dark ages today when a senior legal adviser at the European Court of Justice emphasised that European Union member states can legitimately grant a single operator the right to run betting and gaming operations.

Although not legally binding, the opinions of advocate-generals do tend to be followed in the majority of cases, which means the case brought by Betfair, Ladbrokes and De Lotto for the right to operate in Holland is likely to be lost. Read more.


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