In the Shadow of Luxembourg: EU and National Developments in the Regulation of Gambling

Recent years have witnessed an intensification in the debate at the European level regarding the regulation of gambling. This publication, following a conference hosted in Leuven in November 2009, tracks these developments following two parallels: in terms of European and national developments, and legal and political ones. Attention is directed to the ever expanding case-law and Opinions of the Advocates General of the Court of Justice in Luxembourg and how debate at the European level is influencing national regulatory regimes in terms of online and offline gambling. Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom receive particularly detailed attention.

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Alan Littler, Ph.D. (2009) in Law, Tilburg University, is a post-doctoral researcher. His main interests focus upon the regulation of gambling in the EU, and he has published Member States versus the European Union: The Regulation of Gambling (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010).

Nele Hoekx, Ph.D. (2010) in Law, Leuven University, is a post-doctoral researcher with a doctoral thesis in the field of online gambling. Besides gambling law she mainly works in the field of contract law.

Cyrille Fijnaut is professor of international and comparative criminal law at Tilburg University, with a broad range of interests including organised crime and terrorism and European criminology. He recently edited The future of police and judicial cooperation in the European Union (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010)

Alain-Laurent Verbeke is Full Professor of Law at the Universities of Leuven and Tilburg and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has written numerous publications in the field of contracts, property, estate planning and negotiation. He is also attorney at the Bar of Brussels (Greenille).
Excerpt of the table of contents:
Foreword Cyrille Fijnaut;
General Introduction Cyrille Fijnaut;
Some Public Policy Effects in the Short and Medium Term in the Field of Gambling Etienne Marique;
Gambling Regulation in the European Union: Recent Developments Alan Littler;
The Perspective of the Swedish Presidency on the Issue of Gambling Ellen Heldahl;
Practical Implications of the Santa Casa Judgment Justin Franssen and Frank Tolboom;
Is There a Future for a Comprehensive EU Gambling Services Policy? Philippe Vlaemminck;
A View from the British Isles David Miers;
The New Belgian Gambling Regulation in the European Context Nele Hoekx;
Recent Developments in German Gambling Law Tilman Becker;
Changes Large and Small in Dutch Policy on Gambling Cyrille Fijnaut;
The New French Legislation on Online Gambling in its European Perspective Fabienne Péraldi Leneuf;
French Contract Law and Protection of the Internet Gambler in the New French Legislation Aurélie Jouette Melchior;
Gambling Regulation in Europe: Moving beyond Ambiguity and Hypocrisy Alain Laurent Verbeke;
About the Authors; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3.
Practitioners, regulators and students of gambling regulation as well as all those interested in the development and functioning of the EU’s internal market, particularly regarding free movement issues.
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