R (on the application of EU Lotto Ltd and others) v Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Gaming – Lottery. Regulation 4 of the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/2257, which extended the prohibition on gambling on the outcome of the National Lottery, was not prohibited by art 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The Divisional Court held that, although reg 4 amounted to a restriction on the freedom to provide services, the defendant Secretary of State's justifications were valid and no lesser measure would have been equally effective.

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