Bet-At-Home Challenges Belgian Blacklisting

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Online betting website Bet-At-Home is fighting back against its blacklisting by the Belgian Gaming Commission, announcing that it has launched legal action against the European country's gambling commission.

Under a Belgian law put into place earlier this year, the country's Internet Service Providers are required to block access to gambling websites that are operating without a Belgian gaming license. The law has been challenged as being contrary to European Union law, and Bet-At-Home has filed its legal claim with the Brussels Court of First Instance.

The betting firm is claiming that the Belgian law is illegal in terms of data protection as well as European eCommerce laws that have been passed. The first hearing is scheduled for July 16th.

Earlier in the year fellow betting firm had a similar case through out by the same court.