Bwin Executives Cleared In French Court

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Two Bwin executives were cleared by a French court of charges that they violated the country's gambling laws between 2003 and 2005.

Current Bwin CEO Norbert Teufelberger and former Co-CEO Manfred Bodner were cleared of wrongdoing by the court, which heard the case. French prosecutors contended that the duo were responsible for violating the country's gambling laws when Bwin offered betting activities and sponsored football teams between 2003 and 2005.

Authorities wanted to instill a €40,000 fine against each defendant.

Speaking out on the ruling a Bwin attorney boasted: "Our view of European Union Law has now been confirmed. BWIN violated no laws in France."

The prosecution has ten days in which to appeal the ruling.

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