Vincent Delhomme discusses the ‘Admiral Gaming Network’ case for EU Law Live podcast
In the EU Law Live podcast episode ‘Tax, gambling and the internal market’, Vincent Delhomme discusses the recent Admiral Gaming Network case, dealing with the validity under EU free movement provisions of national tax measures in the field of gambling.
The judgment in Admiral Gaming Network (Joined Cases C-475/20 to C-482/20), rendered on 22 September 2022, adds to a steady stream of case law regarding the provision of cross-border gambling services in the EU. The case concerns an Italian rule reducing the commission and fees to which licensed gaming operators are entitled, applicable only in respect of a specific and limited category of operators, namely operators of gaming machines. The selective aspect of the rule was challenged as being incompatible with Articles 49 and 56 TFEU. In a brief analysis and a podcast interview, Vincent Delhomme discusses the Court of Justice’s most relevant findings concerning the simultaneous application of the TFEU provisions on freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services, the concept of restriction in the field of taxation and the justification grounds available to Member States.