first team / Club Statement

Online betting sites

Published on the 02 October 2006 à 20:01

Certain clubs, including Toulouse, have expressed their desire that Olympique Lyonnais and its president Jean-Michel AULAS, in particular, help defend the interests of all the clubs regarding the monopoly of Française des Jeux (state run lottery).

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS would like to remind everyone that it is in complete solidarity with the general position of French football in that, firstly, they are one of the clubs which initiated the law suit against online betting sites for the unlawful reproduction of the Ligue 1 calendar, club names and logos and players and secondly, demanding a European Commission investigation into the monopoly that Française des Jeux enjoys which is not comparable to other countries in which football clubs can receive additional revenue, for example in Italy with Totocalcio.