bwin.party exec Norbert Teufelberger and former co-CEO Manfred Bodner (r) have actually finally been acquitted of costs in France. (Image: SN / APA / HERBERT PFARRHO)
The battle over whether bwin now known as bwin.party violated the rules of France’s online gambling industry has been battled for more than a decade now, with legal proceedings having begun nearly eight years back. But finally, after it seemed as though the situation might never be resolved, A french court has come to the conclusion that two executives who were with bwin during the disputed time duration are maybe not guilty of the crimes they are accused of.
Bwin.party leader Norbert Teufelberger and former bwin co-CEO Manfred Bodner have actually both been acquitted of charges that they violated the legal gambling monopolies set up in France between 2003 and 2005. At the time, only two companies La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) and Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) were offered a monopoly within the country’s gambling industry, with the two accusing bwin of violating their rights by offering online gaming products to citizens that are french.
Very Long Wait for Verdict
Teufelberger and Bodner were originally arrested straight back in September 2006 while at a press meeting announcing a partnership between bwin and AS Monaco, a soccer club that is french. The pair was faced with illegally Internet that is offering gambling, illegally receiving bets on sporting