Online gaming companies Betclic and Zeturf have referred practices by PMU in the online horse betting sector to the Autorité de la concurrence. They considered that PMU has not complied with its commitment undertaken in 2014 to separate its pools of bets made online and through its physical network of outlets.
After examining the case, the Autorité considers that PMU has not complied with the commitment to separate pools of bets made through its physical network and those placed online for foreign races that are part of a common pool partnership between PMU and several foreign operators. The Autorité noted that, for this type of race, the betting pool at PMU sales outlets was always combined with the betting pool of the pmu.fr website, in breach of the commitment made mandatory by Decision 14-D-04. Consequently, the Autorité has imposed a fine of 900 000 euros on PMU.