CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – BETTING AND GAMBLING - VALIDITY OF LICENCES - ABSENCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Betting : The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the Italian legislation relative to gambling and betting licences , in particular the award of licences with a period of validity shorter than that of licences awarded previously which does not give the existing operators “even greater” competitive advantages over the new licence holders (Stanley International Betting)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The European Union's understanding of gambling regulations is very revealing of the possibility of limiting the application of competition rules and internal market freedoms or, more broadly, of the possibility for them to adapt to particular national objectives. The Stanley International Betting judgment (CJEU, 22 Jan. 2015, Stanley International Betting, aff. C-463/13; Contracts and Public Procurement, No. 3, March 2015, comm. 71. G. Eckert; Europe No. 3, March 2015, comm. 112, note by F. Gazin) shows this again. A number of legislative adjustments linked to the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union have resulted in the rules which are

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Fabien Tesson, Betting : The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the Italian legislation relative to gambling and betting licences , in particular the award of licences with a period of validity shorter than that of licences awarded previously which does not give the existing operators “even greater” competitive advantages over the new licence holders (Stanley International Betting), 22 January 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75253, pp. 189-190

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