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UK horserace betting right: at odds with EU law?

By Thomas Margoni and Rompuy Van


About ten years after a previous initiative to replace the Horserace Betting Levy was abandoned following a judgment from the Court of Justice (CJ), the UK government announced that it will introduce a Horserace Betting Right and repeal Levy that to date has cross-subsidised horseracing. In this comment, the authors warn that the implementation of a Betting Right could be problematic from an EU law perspective. The UK government, and any other interested EU legislator, should reconsider the opportunity of a specifically devised betting right

Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
Year: 2015
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