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Bwin Loses In Court Against Belgium Ban

Online gambling giant bwin lost its case in a Belgian court earlier this week, providing the Gibraltar based company a large setback in fighting Belgium's banning of the website.

After being blacklisted by the Belgian government on May 9th, bwin filed a lawsuit claiming that it had been subjected to "enormous financial, commercial and reputational damage" because of the banning. In addition to demanding that it be removed from the blacklist, bwin wanted the Belgian Gaming Commission pay daily damages for each day that it was on the list.

Belgium countered by suing bwin for taking on illegal activities.

After the case was heard in Brussels, the Court of First Instance rejected bwin's lawsuit claiming that the suit had no legal merit.

It is currently not known whether or not bwin will appeal the decision.

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