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France’s PMU sees 22% boost in online betting

TAGs: Horse Racing, PMU 2009 numbers

LongDuckDongDancingFrance’s horse-racing monopoly Pari Mutuel Urbain has released its final set of numbers before the French market liberalizes this summer. While its only-game-in-town status somehow allowed PMU to post ‘satisfactory’ numbers, the eye-opening figure is the 22% gain in online betting over the year previous. Bet President Sarkozy wishes he could grow 22% in a single year – although his diminutive stature must come in handy when waltzing cheek-to-tit with wife Carla Bruni. Read more.

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