Thibault Verbiest Article Archive

Thibault Verbiest has contributed five articles published on the iGaming News site.
EGB Preview: France (28 April 2008)
With regard to opening the French online gaming and betting market, the presidency has yet to decide on the "hows," but the process is now irreversible.
Breakdown of the Zeturf/PMU Ruling (12 July 2007)
On July 10, 2007, the commercial, financial and economic chamber of the French Supreme Court ("Cour de Cassation") established the conditions where a monopolistic market is a restriction to free movement of services within the European Union.
Anticipating New Opportunities in the European Union (26 June 2007)
The Audio Visual Media Services Directive, also known as the revised Television without Frontiers Directive, will enter into force by the end of this year, leaving another couple of years for EU Member States to implement it in their national laws.
Placanica: Strengthening the case for the Private Industry? (15 March 2007)
Though some interpret the Placanica decision as “consolidating and enhancing the practice of restricted markets," (such as Phillipe Vlaemminck, who on IGN argues thus), it is rather difficult to read this major decision by the European Court of Justice as not strengthening the case for the private online gaming industry.
Electronic Commerce Directive Soon Applicable to on Online Gambling? (25 November 2003)
On Nov. 21, 2003, the European Commission announced that it would reconsider the directive on electronic commerce, in particular in relation to online gambling.