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Française des Jeux: Brussels opens an investigation into the exclusive rights granted by France


The main operator of gambling in France could benefit from an "undue economic advantage", believes the Commission and

Brussels announced on Monday the opening of an in-depth investigation into the granting of exclusive rights to the Française des Jeux (FDJ) by the French state to operate lotteries and sports betting for 25 years.

This advantage granted to the main operator of gambling in France, privatized at the end of 2019, could constitute a violation of EU rules on state aid.

The European Commission said in a press release that “the measure could provide an undue economic advantage to Française des Jeux”.

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Source: leparis

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