CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC ACTIONS – FRANCE – RACE HORSES BETTING – MONOPOLY – LEGALITY

“In house” exception : The French Supreme Administrative Court dismisses the action intended to contest the monopoly of the French betting company (M. B.)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Conseil d'État dismissed the action seeking annulment on the ground of misuse of powers of the implied decision by which the Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry rejected his application for the repeal of Decree No 97-456 of 5 May 1997 on horse-racing companies and pari-mutuel betting, and of the interministerial order of 13 September 1985 regulating urban pari-mutuel betting. The applicant thus intended to challenge the legislative and regulatory provisions which reserve the exercise of the economic activity constituted by the management of 'permanent' pari-mutuel betting outside racecourses to an economic interest grouping which is none

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Francesco Martucci, “In house” exception : The French Supreme Administrative Court dismisses the action intended to contest the monopoly of the French betting company (M. B.), 9 December 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 84113, pp. 194-195

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