What is PMU?

On Friday the 13th... or any other day, The French like to try their luck.

Pari Mutuel Urbain (pmu.fr) was founded in 1930 as a racing authority for horse betting in France.

Bets can be made in person at one of their 10,400 sales outlets in France, by phone, online or by mobile phone. PMU is the largest parimutuel horse racing operator in Europe and ranked number two worldwide (€9.3 billion euros in turnover and €731.4 million in net profit repaid to racing authorities), and since 2010, the company also manages sports betting and online poker.