Opening Up the Online Gambling Industry in France

The online gambling scene in France is on the verge of changing irrevocably with the imminent enactment of a new legislation inspired in part from the successful example of the UK and other European countries. It remains a vastly untapped potential for online gambling operators. The liberalization of the market, which up until now has been controlled by the monopoly of the state-owned Française des Jeux, is under intense scrutiny from the European Commission while at the same time preparing itself for the fast-paced environment of the online gambling world in which operators เกมตกปลา are already active offering an ever-growing choice of games of chance to the willing French consumer.

In this article I will attempt to cover the key points of the emerging French Gaming Law (which remains to be finalized) by looking at its viability with regards to tax and licensing regimes and how it will affect foreign entrants to the market.

In the interest of the consumers, an essential element of this legislation aims to prevent addiction by fixing limits on wagers and winnings that may be placed or received by punters. With this in mind, operators will be obliged to include warnings about underage playing and the potential risks of excessive gambling.

The opening of the market will encompass horse race and sports betting and shared games of skill, involving the ability of the player to improve his or her playtech chances by adopting a certain strategy in relation to their opponents – such as online poker. Hence, lotteries, online slot machines, betting exchanges and casino games involving playing the bank (blackjack and roulette for example) will be excluded from the opening as they are considered too addictive.

A new independent public authority, ARJEL (Games Regulations Authority) will be set up specifically to regulate the remote gambling market, responsible for:

Ns Ensuring compliance with policy objectives regarding internet accessible games.

Suggesting to government specific requirements for different types of licenses available.

· Preparing and attributing online gambling operator license requests.

Monitoring online operations and clamping down on illegal gambling sites and fraud.

ARJEL will be empowered to block access to such websites through a direct injunction to Internet Service Providers and block such financial transactions.

· Enacting auditing rules concerning technical and financial data for each transaction.

Aking Making suggestions to Government on legislative and regulatory issues.

· All operators shall be required to provide information and guarantees as to their identification, gambling experience, shareholding, measures taken to prevent fraud and money laundering, secure online payment and protection of data and minors.

Ic Licenses will be granted to operators within Member States of the EU or ECC. Any of these whose headquarters or shareholders are based in so called non co-operative tax havens shall be refused licenses to offer their services in France.

· Online gambling internet websites must be accessible through a first level domain name ending in “.fr”.

Mirror A mirror server, based in France, shall contain all data relative to gambling activities and exchanges between players and operators.

· Licenses shall be granted for five-year renewable periods and shall be non-transferable.

The tax rate will be based on amounts wagered by players, according to the following:

8.5% – Sports betting

15.5% – Horse race betting

2% – Online poker

Such taxation based purely on wagers rather than gaming gross revenue is less well suited in the case of poker operators for example, for whom 2% tax on wagers would equate to taxing approximately 60% of gross revenue. This could put operators off entering the market, as well as go against EU regulations of freedom to provide services. However on the whole, France should remain attractive despite the proposed tax regime that might be an obstacle to foreign online gambling operators seeking to enter the French market.

With the implementation of the Draft French Gaming Law, the ARJEL will need a further few months to be efficient and begin granting licenses. According to Senior Government Officials, France will not start granting online betting licenses at the beginning of 2010 as initially thought. Partly as a result of the detailed opinion of the Commission rendered on June 8th, 2009, the Draft French Gaming Law will most likely not be implemented as from January 1st, 2010. In any event, it should be in place for the kick-off of the World Football Cup in South Africa at the latest.

Allez les Bleus!

Spencer Hill is a member of the content writing and editing team of Online Gambling Pal

Di Rush Poker, Anda Membutuhkan Penyesuaian Strategi


Rush Poker diperkenalkan pertama kali pada tahun 2010 di Fulltilt Poker. Ini adalah satu-satunya situs yang saat ini menawarkan jenis poker yang sangat istimewa dan pada saat yang sama sangat menghibur. Jika Anda menyukai banyak aksi dalam poker, maka Rush Poker cocok untuk Anda! Untuk menjadi sukses di dalamnya, Anda harus melakukan beberapa penyesuaian kecil dibandingkan dengan strategi poker normal Anda.

Dalam Rush Poker Anda hanya dapat bermain di maksimal empat meja secara bersamaan. Ini penting karena volume aksi yang tinggi slot online . Anda tidak bisa menangani lebih banyak tabel tanpa memperlambat permainan. Saya menemukan ini sangat bagus untuk keuntungan permainan. Tentu saja tidak mungkin terjadi bahwa Anda bergabung empat kali dan Anda mendapat pembagian kartu dua kali di meja yang sama. Jika Anda mengklik lipat pada dua tabel sekaligus jelas perangkat lunak akan menempatkan Anda pada dua tabel yang berbeda.

Poin kunci dalam Rush Poker adalah tidak berurusan dengan reputasi meja Anda. Karena Anda akan bermain di meja yang berbeda dengan orang yang berbeda sepanjang waktu, tidak masuk akal untuk mencoba menciptakan reputasi tertentu untuk diri Anda sendiri. Selalu hanya berurusan dengan tangan Anda saat ini.

Banyak pemain menilai terlalu tinggi opsi lipatan cepat. Saya tidak merekomendasikannya untuk Anda. Jika Anda ingin bermain Rush Poker lebih dari sekali, itu berarti Anda akan bermain dengan banyak orang yang sama lagi jadi di pot besar di mana Anda tidak terlibat, klik pertama “sit out the next hand” dan baru kemudian klik lipat tangan Anda. Ini pada dasarnya berarti bahwa Anda akan melipat tangan Anda tetapi akan dapat mengamati tangan sampai selesai dan tidak akan dilempar ke meja baru. Ini berguna karena Anda dapat mengamati apa yang dilakukan orang lain dan membuat catatan tentang mereka.

Rush Poker tidak hanya ada sebagai permainan uang tetapi juga sebagai turnamen. Dalam turnamen, Anda harus memainkan poker solid pada level buta pertama dan Anda dapat memanfaatkan opsi lipat cepat. Dengan opsi ini Anda mungkin melihat 30-40 level tangan / buta, sedangkan di turnamen reguler jumlah ini mungkin hanya 10 tangan / level buta. Ini penting karena Anda mendapatkan opsi untuk menunggu tangan yang lebih baik untuk bermain.

Saya berharap Anda banyak beruntung dan bersenang-senang dengan jenis poker online yang hebat dan baru ini.