The European Commission (EC) confirmed Thursday that it will drop infringement proceedings relating to online gambling and the treatment of relevant complaints against a number of Member States.

This means that operators will no longer be able to file claims against European Union Members States in the European Court of Justice over breaches of EU rules on state aid and the freedom of moment of services.

The EC explained that under Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission had assessed its political priorities, based on the public and private interests involved. This has seen infringement proceedings relating to online gambling closed as they were deemed low-priority.

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