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2009

Marios Papaloukas

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Betting On Sports Events, Marios Papaloukas Dec 2008

Betting On Sports Events, Marios Papaloukas

Marios Papaloukas

European Union case law affects many areas of the economic sector. One of them is betting on sports events. In recent years betting on sports events has increased significantly. However, betting on sports events is subject to restrictive regulation in most Member States of the European Union. It comes as no surprise that sports betting enterprises have challenged these restrictive laws before the European Court of Justice. The Court therefore is faced with a dilemma. On one hand we have the rights of businesses providing the service of betting on sports events and on the other the rights of Member …