Unibet CEO Petter Nylander

Unibet CEO: French Gambling Laws "Obsolete"

The Swedish head of the online bookmakers Unibet has called for an end to the French state’s gambling monopoly.

Petter Nylander is currently on bail after being arrested in the Netherlands and extradited to France.  Speaking at a press conference, he attacked the French laws under which he is being investigated, calling them ”obsolete.”  He called for a modern gambling industry and an end to the monopoly.

The French say Unibet’s gambling website is illegal because, just like Sweden, France has a gambling monopoly where independent bookmakers are not allowed.

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