bwin.party exec Norbert Teufelberger and former co-CEO Manfred Bodner (r) have actually finally been acquitted of fees in France. (Image: SN / APA / HERBERT PFARRHO)
The battle over whether bwin now called bwin.party violated the rules of France’s online gambling industry happens to be battled for over a decade now, with legal proceedings having begun nearly eight years ago. But finally, after it seemed as although the situation might never be resolved, a court that is french come to the conclusion that two executives who were with bwin during the disputed time duration are not guilty of the crimes they have been accused of.
Bwin.party chief executive Norbert Teufelberger and former bwin co-CEO Manfred Bodner have both been acquitted of charges that they violated the appropriate gambling monopolies set up in France between 2003 and 2005. At that time, only two organizations La Francaise diverses Jeux (FDJ) and Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) were given a monopoly over the nation’s gambling industry, with the two accusing bwin of violating their rights by offering online gaming products to French citizens.
Very Long Wait for Verdict
Teufelberger and Bodner were initially arrested right back in September 2006 while at a press meeting announcing a partnership between bwin and AS Monaco, A french soccer club. The pair had been charged with illegally offering Internet gambling items, illegally receiving wagers on displayin