Sports Betting and European Law

  • Marios Papaloukas
Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)


A study of the handling of sports betting cases by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) would not be complete without examining the handling of gambling in general by the ECJ. There are two ECJ decisions that ought to be mentioned at this point, because, although neither of them is of sports content, they played a major role in sports betting case law as all subsequent ECJ decisions relating to sports betting are based on them.


Member State Online Gambling Preliminary Ruling State Monopoly Gambling Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marios Papaloukas
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  1. 1.Faculties of LawAthens and Peloponnese UniversitiesAthensGreece

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