French-based online gambling operator Betclic Everest Group’s has won its appeal against the decision of the Italian gambling regulator to reject its gambling license application.
The regional administrative court (TAR) of Lazio, on Thursday, ruled that rejection of its online gambling license application in February by Italy’s Agenzia Della Dogane e Dei Monopoli (ADM) the gambling authority should reconsider regulatory body.
Betclic attorneys submitted written evidence and argued that the gambling regulator had not provided them with an explanation as to why their gambling license application was rejected.
The court in its ruling said that, it was perplexing as in“why the applicant was excluded,” and that the gambling operator was also not allowed to “exercise its right of defense.”
While the gambling regulator claimed that their actions were “in compliance with the provisions of the code of contracts,” the court said that the ADM has failed to cite any specific provision which Betclic violated.
The court also noted that Betclic fulfilled all “general, technical-professional and economic-financial” necessary for applying for an Italian online gambling license.
Earlier this year, the Italian gambling regulator had rejected Betclic’s license renewal. The court has now asked the gambling regulator to reconsider its decision.