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The battle of Brussels. From absence to dominance By Philippe Vlaemminck Vlaemminck & partners EL legal advisors. 1992 - 1993. First debate at European level First European Court case Crucial for the European Lotteries development. EU legal group. Quartery meetings of Lottery lawyers:

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The battle of brussels

The battle of Brussels

From absence to dominance

By

Philippe Vlaemminck

Vlaemminck & partners

EL legal advisors


1992 1993
1992 - 1993

  • First debate at European level

  • First European Court case

  • Crucial for the European Lotteries development


Eu legal group
EU legal group

  • Quartery meetings of Lottery lawyers:

    • Monitor developments

    • Information

    • Knowledge basis

    • Position papers

    • Institutional dialogue


Directors meetings
Directors meetings

  • Vienna resolutions

  • Common ground: no open markets

  • defensive


European lotteries start
European Lotteries start

  • Court : BNL SCML

  • Regulatory: BNL, FDJ, Veikkaus, Lottomatica

  • International: support US ( WTO, TBR)


European lotteries pro active
European Lotteries pro-active

  • Brussels office

  • More financial means

  • Developing basic principles

  • Active involvement in institutional debate at all levels

  • Strong WG activities ( responsible gaming, Regulatory affairs, public order and security)


First results
FIRST RESULTS

  • Stop :

    • e-commerce Directive

    • Services Directive

    • Sales promotion regulation

  • Bring other stakeholders on board

  • Put Lotteries on political agenda ( Belg. Presidency)

  • Put principles in case law ( precaution, integrity)


On going challenges
On going challenges

  • Court : limitations on lotteries

  • Green Paper on online gambling

  • National developments in online

  • EU/US negotiations on online ( UK pressure)


Responses
responses

  • Directors meeting : two level approach

  • Innovation day

  • Coordination and steering committees



Global world
Global world

  • Need for high level transatlantic dialogue

  • EL/NASPL platform

  • Role of WLA as facilitator


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