Casinos accepting players from France
France is the home for many gambling related inventions that have changed the way we see it today: pari-mutuel betting and roulette wheel are among the introductions. Therefore, it won’t come as a surprise that remote gambling holds a legal status, yet is strictly regulated. As of now the activities played by the rules of the latest 2010 French Gambling Act and regulated by an independent administrative authority ARJEL (Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne). This is in addition to the already existing regulatory bodies: Pari Mutuel Urbain and Française des Jeux.
Even though the country is open for business, there are a limited number of licenses that can be obtained for online gaming and this, unfortunately, doesn’t include spread betting and betting exchange. The three types of gambling licenses are: online poker games, online sports betting and online horse race betting. They are all granted for 5 years and have a set of licensee requirements that have to be passed in order to be eligible for any of them. Therefore, for now players can only hope that the situation regarding online casinos gets better or find alternative ways to enjoy their favourite games.