The French Competition Authority issues an opinion pointing out some competition concerns in the newly opened online gambling markets

In an opinion issued seven months after the law entered into force, the French Competition Authority pointed out that some practices could give rise to anticompetitive issues: the betting right agreements signed between operators and sport event organizers should be regulated to ensure a fair price and the incumbents should refrain from adopting practices that could give them anticompetitive advantages on the newly opened markets. Responding to an infringement procedure opened by the European Commission, the French parliament adopted on 12 May 2010 a new law [1], opening up the online gambling markets. The main features of this opening might be summarized as follows: licensed operators can offer online sports betting, turf and poker games to consumers located in France. The games,

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  • Autorité de la concurrence (Paris)

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Elise Provost, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion pointing out some competition concerns in the newly opened online gambling markets, 20 janvier 2011, e-Competitions January 2011, Art. N° 35305

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