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The EU Court of Justice confirms that procurement rules do not apply to licences or authorisations for betting and gambling services (Politanò)

ECJ confirms that procurement rules do not apply to licences or authorisations ("concessions") for betting and gambling services (C-225/15)* In its Judgment of 8 September 2016 in Politanò, C-225/15, EU:C:2016:645, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) followed the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl (see here) and confirmed that the 2004 procurement rules were not applicable to a public contest for the award of concessions (ie licences or authorisations) for the provision of betting and gambling services to the public. The ECJ did not address AG Wahl’s obiter comments concerning the theoretical applicability of the 2014 Concessions Directive to an equivalent case but, in my view, the stress put by the ECJ in the analysis of

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice confirms that procurement rules do not apply to licences or authorisations for betting and gambling services (Politanò), 8 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81491

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