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Austrian gambling rules breach EU regulations

Austrian casino rules which required gambling operators to be based in the country, have been found in breach of EU law.

The European courts ruled that the restrictions were anti-competitive - handing a second victory to multi-billion dollar betting industry.

On Wednesday it ruled that German laws protecting state monopolies for gambling were unjustified, opening to a huge online betting market.

Ben Shore reports.

  • 09 Sep 2010
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