The European Commission has instructed the French Government to modify its draft law on online casino and gambling to allow foreign companies to operate in France or face legal action.
“Last week, we sent a detailed opinion to France concerning the draft law, which is aimed at prohibiting foreign gambling operators from coming to sell their services on the French market,” said Ton Van Lierop, Spokesman for the European Union.
The Commission said that the French draft law violates article 49 of the European Union treaty concerning the free provision of services. Van Lierop said that the French have until August 24 to change their draft law or face the possibility of being taken to court.
Neteller Exits Israeli Online Market
Online Togel Online gambling payment processor and company, NETeller Plc, has announced that it will no longer service online gambling transactions from residents of Israel.
‘Recent legal developments have increased the uncertainty regarding the legality around certain activities related to online gambling in the Israeli market,’ said the company in a press release. ‘The company has, therefore, concluded that the group will no longer process transfers related to online gambling sites on behalf of Israeli resident customers.’
In late-June, a Tel Aviv court upheld a lower court ruling that stated gambling websites targeting Israelis are breaking the law even if these are run and registered abroad. The original ruling was surrounding the case against Michael Carlton, Chief Executive Officer for Victor Chandler, in January.
Carlton is a British citizen who lives in Gibraltar but his online gambling site was determined to be illegally targeting Israel residents.
NETeller said that it would be limiting its services for Israel residents in the same way it does for US residents. Israeli customers …