Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 4 February 2016

Criminal proceedings against Sebat Ince

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Sonthofen

Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance — Public monopoly on betting on sporting competitions — Prior administrative authorisation — Exclusion of private operators — Collection of bets on behalf of an operator established in another Member State — Criminal penalties — National provision contrary to EU law — Exclusion — Transition to a system providing for the grant of a limited number of licences to private operators — Principles of transparency and impartiality — Directive 98/34/EC — Article 8 — Technical regulations — Rules on services — Obligation to notify

Case C-336/14


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
04/03/2016 Ince
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:72
04/02/2016 Ince
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:72
04/02/2016 Ince
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:724
22/10/2015 Ince
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
12/09/2014 Ince
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.03 Freedom to provide services
      4.04.03.01 The various services
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.01 Direct effect, primacy and uniform application of EU law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.03 Freedom to provide services
      4.04.03.01 The various services
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.03 Freedom to provide services
      4.04.03.01 The various services
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.03 Respective powers and obligations of the European Union and of the Member States
    1.03.03 Obligation of good faith
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.16 Technical standards and regulations
      4.11.16.01 Standardisation
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.16 Technical standards and regulations
      4.11.16.01 Standardisation
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.16 Technical standards and regulations
      4.11.16.01 Standardisation
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.03 Freedom to provide services
      4.04.03.01 The various services


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 11/07/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 22/10/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

04/02/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 106 from 21.03.2016, p.5

Application: OJ C 339 from 29.09.2014, p.6

Name of the parties

Ince

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Weidemann, Clemens: Vermittlung von Sportwetten, Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht 2016 p.374-375 (DE)
  2. Stulz-Herrnstadt, Michael: EuGH: Faktischer Fortbestand des EU-rechtswidrigen Sportwettenmonopols, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht PRAX 2016 Heft 5 p.106 (DE)
  3. Krimphove, Dieter: Keine effiziente „Öffnung“ staatlicher Glücksspielmonopole durch intransparente und diskriminierende nationale Erlaubniserteilungsverfahren an Private, Europarecht 2016 Heft 3 p.313-324 (DE)
  4. Niniatsoudi, Maria: Tychira paignia, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2016 p.91-96 (EL)
  5. Daniel, Élise: Jeux de hasard, Europe 2016 Avril Comm. nº 4 p.24 (FR)
  6. Lanser, Cornelia: Transparenzgrundsatz im Glücksspielrecht, Ecolex 2016 p.644-645 (DE)
  7. König, Carsten: Verfahrensrecht: Beförderungstätigkeit von Uber Popstrafrechtliche Sanktionen der Mitgliedstaaten ohne Mitteilung an EU möglich, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.380-381 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Amtsgericht Sonthofen - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws

Provisions of national law referred to

Strafgesetzbuch (StGB), Paragraph 284 Glücksspielstaatsvertrag (GlüSTV), Paragraphen 4 und 10 Bayerisches Gesetz zur Ausführung des Staatsvertrages zum Glücksspielwesen in Deutschland vom 20. Dezember 2007

Strafgesetzbuch (StGB), Paragraph 284 Glücksspielstaatsvertrag (GlüSTV), Paragraphen 4 und 10 Bayerisches Gesetz zur Ausführung des Staatsvertrages zum Glücksspielwesen in Deutschland vom 20. Dezember 2007 Gesetz zur Ausführung des Staatsvertrages zum Glücksspielwesen in Deutschland (GlüStV AG), Paragraphen 4, 10 und 10a

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rodin

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English