Pari Mutuel Urbain was charged over anti-competitive business practices.
France.- French authorities revealed yesterday that the state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) was charged by the Paris High Court of Appeals, as the Justice instance upheld the original verdict against the gaming company. France’s Commercial Tribunal had previously charged the operator back in February.
However, Pari Mutuel Urbain decided to challenge the tribunal’s resolution and went to the Court of Appeals. According to local media, the racing operator was charged for “abusing its position of influence by enacting anti-competitive business practices,” as they “deemed its horseracing operations between 2010-2015 as restrictive to licenced online competitors.”
PMU had achieved a French-licenced online poker liquidity deal. Furthermore, the operator was able to roll out sportsbook micro-sites and gain greater control over its website front-end thanks to the launch of a new solution created by OpenBet.