The Czech Competition Authority applies the EC Guidelines on vertical restraints to the dominant operator of lotteries and finds it guilty of abuse of dominant position (Sazka)

On 20 July 2005 the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition confirmed a first-instance decision whereby Sazka (the dominant Czech operator of betting games and lotteries) had been found guilty of abusing its dominant position. At the same time, the Chairman reduced the fine imposed on the company from the original CZK 12 m (€ 400,000) to CZK 1.2 m (€ 40,000). The decision has been impugned in an administrative action. Sazka allegedly abused its dominant position vis-à-vis its agents (organised in

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Robert Pelikán, The Czech Competition Authority applies the EC Guidelines on vertical restraints to the dominant operator of lotteries and finds it guilty of abuse of dominant position (Sazka), 20 July 2005, e-Competitions July 2005, Art. N° 290

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