Gambling: France: the right to offer bets and fundamental freedoms
UEFA has recently sought a share of all bets placed on
its competition games in France, which liberalised gambling earlier this year
allowing sporting organisations to authorise gambling operators to offer bets
on their competitions. Geoffroy Lebon and Thibault Verbiest, of Ulys Law Firm,
explain the principles on which France based its liberalisation of gambling,
the European Commission's concerns over the right to offer bets and how France
has responded to this. They also examine challenges to the right to offer bets.
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