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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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