Does the ECJ decision in “Digibit” overrule the ECJ decision “Carmen Media”? – No, it confirms it!

June 26, 2014 News & Reports

By Dr. Wulf Hambach and Dr. Stefan Bolay, Hambach & Hambach law firm

Please find below a summary and assessment of the two core statements from the ECJ and its meaning for the regulation of gambling in Germany: … Continue Reading

iGamingSuperShow and GamingInHolland – meet Wulf and Justin

June 20, 2014 News & Reports

Dr Wulf Hambach (Germany) and Justin Franssen (the Netherlands) will be attending the iGamingSuperShow ( in Amsterdam on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June. Justin will also be present at the GaminginHolland conference (, also in Amsterdam, on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th June.

Should you wish to arrange a meeting with either or both of them please contact Nicole Tonelli ( for a meeting regarding Germany and Christine Kilfeather ( concerning the Netherlands.

Gaming in Holland Conference

June 20, 2014 News & Reports

Register now for Gaming in Holland Conference    

Only 2 weeks left until the Gaming in Holland Conference in Amsterdam (June 23rd & 24th)! With online gaming in The Netherlands poised for regulation, now is the time to meet your peers, talk to the experts and learn from the leaders in sports betting, lotteries, mobile gaming, gaming law, social gaming, regulation and many other fields.

To view the entire program schedule and see what Gaming in Holland has to offer you, please visit

Register today at … Continue Reading

ECJ confirms special path taken by Kiel

June 17, 2014 News & Reports

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided on German gaming legislation. According to this decision, the special path taken by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein does not violate the coherence requirement under EU law.

The ECJ decided the question as to whether the temporary issue of licences for providers of online gaming in Schleswig-Holstein resulted in the restrictions for internet games in force in Germany being no longer applicable as a whole. According to the judges in Luxembourg, the special path taken by the federal government in Kiel during a 14 month period does not violate the coherence requirement under EU law. … Continue Reading

How much transparency does EU/EEA law require in a tender procedure?

June 11, 2014 News & Reports

By Dr. Simon Planzer, Planzer Law

The EFTA Court is shortly handing down a judgment that will have significant impact on future tender procedures in Europe. The ECJ’s sister court will need to answer two essential questions. First, what are the requirements for casino concession award procedures? And second, what are the consequences if these requirements are not met?

On 5 June 2014, the oral hearing in case E-24/13 Casino Admiral AG v Wolfgang Egger was held before the EFTA Court. The legal dispute arose from a casino concession award procedure. Upon a public tender, the Liechtenstein Government granted the (exclusive) concession to run a casino to Mr Wolfgang Egger. … Continue Reading

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