Belgian Online Gambling Proposal to Draw EU Ire?

Belgian Online Gambling Proposal A new proposal by Belgian officials to regulate online gambling stands a chance of running into trouble with the European Union's "common market" practices. The proposal would effectively limit licensed internet gambling service providers to those companies that already have gambling, bookmaking, or gambling-machine licenses under Belgian law, a restriction likely to draw protests from companies within the EU but outside Belgium. Similar restrictive measures have been targeted by the EU when proposed in other European countries, with such laws most often drafted to protect government-run gambling interests. One clause in the new law would require internet gambling providers to have their gaming servers physically located in Belgium, with another creating a blacklist of non-compliant operators. The EU remains hands-off on the measure until late June as it awaits the final form of the bill.

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