The High Court supported the decision based on the online casino’s lack of an Austrian license to operate in the market, with the judge asserting: "Gambling offered without a proper Austrian concession will result in the contract between the plaintiff and online roulette provider being deemed illegal and ineffective. The plaintiff is entitled to a full refund of monies spent".
Commenting on the decision, the player's legal counsel, Christian Horwath, said it is a "groundbreaking" one, and a confirmation for the gambling monopoly. "The Austrian law has been applied. This is essential and player protection is viewed positively.”
On the other side, Bet-At-Home announced that it will appeal the ruling.