Tag Archives: European Court of Justice
- EU top court slams Hungary’s restrictive online gambling laws
June 22, 2017
Hungary’s restrictive online gambling rules preclude the country from taking enforcement action against online gambling operators licensed by other European Union countries, according to the EU’s top court. In a ruling handed down on Thursday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Hungary’s new online gambling...
- Gibraltar’s challenge of UK online gambling tax hits EU speed bump
June 13, 2017
The European Union’s top court has rejected efforts to exempt Gibraltar-licensed online gambling operators from paying the UK’s online point of consumption tax. On Tuesday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued its preliminary ruling on a dispute between the UK government and the Gibraltar Betting and...
- CJEU’s Advocate General defends UK gambling law
January 19, 2017
The European Union’s top court has dealt a blow to Gibraltar’s fight to roll back the UK’s new gambling regime. On Thursday, the Advocate General for the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued his opinion on the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA) application to quash the...
- European Union’s top court says Germany can’t punish online betting operators
February 4, 2016
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
October 23, 2015
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...
German states approve new federal gambling treaty
March 17, 2017
Lottoland disrupting lottery monopolies in Germany, Ireland
March 16, 2017