Game Types Bonuses Slots More
Online Casinos Poker Bingo Games Lotteries Sports & Racebooks Fantasy Sports Forex Betting Exchanges Spread Betting Binary Options Live Dealers
Weekly Newsletter Online Gaming News Payment Methods Gaming Software Gaming Site Owners Gaming Jurisdictions Edit Preferences Search

Online Casino City Times

Top 10 Skill Game Sites

1. StarGames
2. Ladbrokes Games
3. Casino RIP
4. iFunSpace
5. Boyleskill
6. King.com
7. Game Duell
8. WorldWinner
9. Orange Shark
10. GameColony.com

> back to current newsletter
Weekly Newsletter Sign Up
Don’t miss an issue! Have the newsletter sent directly to you.

Bwin loses Portuguese monopoly challenge

8 Sep 2009

LISBON, Portugal -- As reported by Bloomberg: "Bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, an online bookmaker, lost a challenge to Portugal's sports- betting monopoly after a European Union court said gambling restrictions are legal as long as they target fraud and crime.

"Bwin had challenged Portugal's national gambling monopoly and its extension to online wagering. The ruling today by the European Court of Justice could affect other pending cases including a suit by Ladbrokes Plc against the Netherlands.

"The EU's highest court said restrictions such as in Portugal may be justified to meet certain policy goals, including the fight against crime, as long as they aren't discriminatory and don't go beyond what is necessary to achieve their aim.

"'The verdict is a major setback,' Alfred Reisenberger, an analyst at CA Cheuvreuxin Vienna, who rates Bwin at 'outperform,' said by telephone. 'Bwin has lost a battle, not the entire war. They will continue to fight and in the long term they will be successful...'"

 
About Us | Advertising | Publications | Land Casinos