European Commission Set To Drop Online Gambling Infringement Cases

The European Commission is preparing to drop all online gambling infringement cases against member states, a step that would end potential action against countries accused of breaking European Union rules on state aid and freedom of movement of services.

The step, if approved by the College of Commissioners, would mean the end to challenges that could have led to countries being taken to the European Court of Justice to contest overly restrictive online gambling laws.

Key European trade groups and parties, including the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), were recently sent “pre-closure” letters informing them of plans to drop infringement cases, pending approval of the 28 commissioners, GamblingCompliance has learned. The issue could be decided as soon as December 7.

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