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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 7 Issue: 11
(November 2009)

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European Handball Federation contests German online betting advertising fines

The European Handball Federation (EHF) is contesting fines levied by two German states for displaying a banner advertising its online gambling partner, Bet-at-home, on its Champions League website.

"We received two papers from the state of Bavaria warning us to delete the Bet-at-home banner within four days, otherwise we would be liable for a €5,000 fine", said an EHF spokesperson. "We received the same papers from Baden-Württemberg, however they only asked for €3,000. We are working with the Bet-at-home lawyers to contest both fines, which are ridiculous."

The Bavarian case is to be heard in a Ensbach court. "The judge has asked Bavaria not to execute the fine as he needs more time", said the EHF spokesperson. The Baden-Württemberg case will be heard in a Karlsruher court.

States continue to prosecute the provision of online gambling to German residents under the Interstate Treaty on Gambling, despite an infringement procedure launched in January 2008 against Germany by the European Commission as to whether the Treaty is compatible with Articles 43, 49 and 56 of the EC Treaty (right of establishment, free movement of services, free movement of capital).

The Bet-at-home banner remains on the EHF Champions League website.

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