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EL President Friedrich Stickler: “Sport plays a significant role in our societies, and it is of utmost importance to preserve it from fraudulent behaviours. As betting operators, lotteries strongly welcome in particular the provisions to fight against illegal betting as well as the clear definition of this illegal activity. The Convention should enter into force as soon as possible: the dangers should not be minimalized and we have already lost enough time.”

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The GBGA filed its challenge last month in the British courts which it hopes will overturn new gaming legislation.  At the heart of GBGA’s grievance is the UK government’s decision to introduce regulation and taxation at the point of consumption, rather than the country of origin. GBGA’s only hope is the European Court of Justice, although Julian Harris says this would be incredibly unlikely to happen. “I am not aware of any piece of legislation ever being struck down by any court,” he says. “The ECJ could strike it down but it would have to be fairly flagrantly in breach of European law. And it’s not.”





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