The Belgian Competition Authority issues a decision following the first application of its unique settlement procedure in article 102 cases (Stanleybet / Nationale Loterij)

I. The Parties Nationale Loterij NV (‘NL’) was founded in 1934 and organises public lotteries in Belgium ever since. [1] NL holds a legal monopoly on this market [2]. In addition, NL competes with other companies on the Belgian sports betting market. Stanleybet Belgium NV, Stanley International Betting Ltd., Savegas S.A., World Football Association S.P.R.L and Samenwerkende Nevenmaatschappij Belgische PMU S.C.R.L. (‘Stanleybet et al.’) are NL’s competitors on the Belgian sports betting market. II. The Facts From 2013 onwards NL extended its gambling services to sports betting under the name Scooore!. NL distributes Scooore! via physical channels, such as press shops(offline) and digital channels (online). Soon after the launch of Scooore!, Stanleybet et al. lodged a complaint with the

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Simon Troch, Rik Callens, The Belgian Competition Authority issues a decision following the first application of its unique settlement procedure in article 102 cases (Stanleybet / Nationale Loterij), 22 September 2015, e-Competitions September 2015, Art. N° 79726

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