Volume: 2 Issue: 5
Advocate General Alber delivered on 13 March 2003 his Opinion in the long-awaited Gambelli case. Following the publication of the Opinion, some have indicated that the Gambelli case will break down the national gaming monopolies. I personally do not understand the fuss created over the Gambelli Opinion, as Alber’s opinion is merely a confirmation of the well-established case-law of the European Court of Justice (see the Court’s judgments in Schindler, Läärä and Zenatti). The Opinion certainly does not constitute a “Copernican revolution”, as suggested by certain adherents of a European gaming market, but could even result in more restrictive national gaming monopolies.