CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC SECTOR - FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES - OVERRIDING REASONS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST - GAMES OF CHANCE VIA THE INTERNET: RESTRICTIONS ALLOWED

Placanica case law : The ECJ, applying the principles set forth in its Placanica judgement, considers proportionate the restrictions to the freedom to provide the services of on-line gambling, due to the specific features of the Internet (Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional ; Bwin International)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 8 September 2009, Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional and Bwin International Ltd, case C 42/07 "Gambling involving bets of money is neither an ordinary business nor an ordinary service," says the bill on opening up the online gambling sector to competition and regulating it, adopted on first reading by the National Assembly on 13 October last (text No. 3 48). It is also the specific features of this economic activity that led the Court of Justice, in a Grand Chamber judgment of 8 September 2009, to reaffirm the discretionary power of Member States to regulate lottery and betting offers. The Court considers that the freedom to provide services

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Christophe Le Berre, Placanica case law : The ECJ, applying the principles set forth in its Placanica judgement, considers proportionate the restrictions to the freedom to provide the services of on-line gambling, due to the specific features of the Internet (Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional ; Bwin International), 8 September 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29324, pp. 196-198

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