The French Supreme Court confirms that the incumbent horse race betting operator abused its dominant position (PMU)

On 14 October 2020, the French Supreme Court (“Cour de Cassation”) confirmed the Court of Appeals’ finding that horserace-betting company Pari Mutuel Urbaine (“PMU”) abused its dominant position in the market for physical horserace betting by pooling bets with those in the online market. Historically, the gambling sector in France was characterised by two public monopolies, Française des Jeux (“FDJ”) for gaming and sports betting and PMU for horserace betting. At the request of the Commission and in light of its view that the French legal

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