Court rules in favor of betting firms against French Open organizers

Updated: April 29, 2008, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Major online gambling companies fended off a legal challenge from French Open organizers who wanted to stop bets on the Grand Slam tournament.

A Liege court ruled Tuesday that betting companies like bwin did not violate the rights of the French tennis federation by offering bets on Roland Garros matches.

The federation had said online betting stained the reputation of the clay-court championship, especially in the wake of Internet gambling scandals.

The French ...

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