French sports bettors continue lockdown poker love

Is online the poker the cure for online casino's catastrophic quarantine revenue losses? While poker may not be the savior of all online gambling operators, it's certainly helping out the French-facing online gambling business. According to a new report from the French gambling regulator Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the French online poker business has…

French gambling regulators unimpressed by Wimamax tweet

French gambling regulators were singularly unimpressed with a recent tweet from the French operator Winamax which was perceived by some to be homophobic. Though the regulators ultimately found the company had done nothing wrong in the matter, it stirred up an unwelcome flurry of social media activity that is the stuff of nightmares. Winamax's social…

French report says gambling is declining but problem gambling is increasing

A recent report from the French Government about Franco gambling habits is chock full of bad news for operators. The report, titled, LES PROBLEMES LIES AUX JEUX D’ARGENT EN FRANCE, EN 2019 (Problems Related to Games of Money in France 2019) suggests that, overall, gambling is down in France, but problem gambling is increasing. Even…

COVID-19 lockdown brings big revenue boost to French online gambling

French online gambling operators were something of an anomaly during the recent COVID-19 lockdown. In fact, they might have even transcended into the category of unicorn. They were, in fact, some of the only businesses on the planet that actually saw revenue gains as their countrymen hunkered down in quarantine. According to a report on…

French gambling regulators ban poker bonuses during COVID-19 lockdown

L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL), the French gambling regulator is ordering online operators to put an end to bonus offers on online poker sites for at least the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. The move comes as housebound Frenchmen (and women) flock to poker as a means to relieve boredom. It's also…

France Looks to Sell Half of Française des Jeux Lottery Via IPO

A cash-strapped French government is looking to sell off half of the Française des Jeux FDJ lottery via an initial public offering (IPO). It's part of a major privatization move that could put as much as $10 billion Euros ($12.8 billion) back in government coffers and constitutes a major shift in Euro government policy towards…

Winamax Launches French Daily Fantasy Sports Market

Winamax, a French operator, has broken ground on the French daily fantasy sports market with the launch of  Le Jeu de l’Entraineur (JDE) (the Coach's Game) game. Could this the beginning of something tres grand? The company is the first and, as of this writing, the only operator with its hooks in this totally unproven…

French Gambling Market Rises on Sports Betting Success

2015 was a very good year for the French gambling with major revenue gains driven by a solid performance from the sports betting sector. According to a report on CalvinAyre.com, the Franco online gambling that translates into €756 million Euro ($819.2 million USD). As mentioned, the key driver behind the solid earnings report was a…

Biggest iGaming Events of 2014

New Jersey Loses Sports Betting Battle Despite the support of the entire gambling industry, New Jersey lost its righteous battle to end the sports betting ban in America. A Federal judge bought the NFL's argument that legal, regulated sports betting represented an immediate threat to professional sports and blocked the will of the people of…

French iGaming’s Troubled Past & Future

When the French igaming market liberalized in 2010, it looked as though operators and affiliates could start counting on a steady flow of Francs to add to their revenue streams. Unfortunately a series of regulatory blunders and other mishaps have made betting on French igaming anything but a sure bet. Early-to-market operators not only found…