Tensions between the Romanian Football Federation and the Romanian National Gambling Office

Tensions between the Romanian Football Federation and the Romanian National Gambling Office
On 31 October 2017, the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) released a public announcement informing about the fact that it had initiated a legislative project according to which Romanian sports federations would be entitled to receive certain economic rights, including the rights resulting from the sports betting activity. Dan Alexandru Ghiță (Picture), President of ROMBET, one of the most representative associations of the Romanian gambling industry, already indicated his opposition to this legislative project.

In other words, sports federations (football and other federations), intend to oblige the betting operators to hand over a certain percentage of their earnings, based on agreements negotiated between the federations and the betting company operators.

The FRF intends to have the necessary assurances in this respect, thus it...

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