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The Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) is a French company of Paris Horse whose activities are the design, promotion, marketing and processing of paris on horse racing . Since the law on the opening of the online games market in May 2010, this company also offers sports betting and online poker games.

French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 (£727,886/€827,561) fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity.

While the operator has upheld the commitment first made in 2013 - then mandated by the Authority in February the following year - to keep betting pools for each channel separate for domestic racing, it has maintained shared pools for international racing.

This prompted complaints from Betclic Everest Group’s Betclic brand and Zeturf, which argued that PMU was flouting the February 2014 agreement.

PMU has commingling agreements in place to offer coverage of South African, Irish, American, Norwegian and Swedish racing. Betclic and Zeturf noted that these are currently offered with identical odds and prize pools on its website and in retail outlets.

The combined online and offline pools are then combined with those of its foreign partners to offer a single, large jackpot under the terms of these commingling agreements.

“Therefore, within the framework of these partnerships, PMU is able to offer betting on foreign racing on its website and in its retail network on equally attractive terms,” the Competition Authority explained. “[This] corresponds directly with the situation for [French] horse race betting, before it committed to [splitting online and offline liquidity] in 2014.”

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