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The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) long-awaited ruling on the compatibility of Germany’s State Treaty on Gambling with European Union law has seen the body condemn the legislation as contravening key principles of European Union (EU) law.

Germany’s Lotto und Totoblock (DLTB) has claimed that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the country’s gambling laws confirms the legality of the State Treaty on Gambling, contradicting the prevailing opinion that the ruling will necessitate a total overhaul of the law.

Swedish gaming operator Betsson has revealed that it is to submit returns for historic tax on its sports betting activities in the German market as it looks to ensure a smooth licensing process in future, citing the “considerable opportunities” the market would offer.

Legislation to regulate fantasy sports contests in the US state of Virginia has been unanimously approved by a House Subcommittee on General Laws and now moves to the Committee on Appropriations for further approval.