Gambling license France
Despite its rich gambling history, the practice itself has become heavily regulated in France. Even Roulette, a game rooted in French history is now unavailable for citizens to play online. Presently, Sports-betting, Horseracing and poker are the only forms of online gambling that have been deemed acceptable in France. Consequently, all other forms of online casino games are now illegal.
Corporate tax: 33%
Gambling tax: Sports betting 8,5%, Poker 2%
Who manages E-Gambling in France?
Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL)
Gambling license France – Overview:
France came under a lot of pressure from the EC to adjust their online gambling restrictions, which forced them to amend and legalize online gambling in a bid to better regulate it.
Even though the new law opened up France’s online gaming market to foreign operators, it came with restrictions. Only limited types of online gaming would be available to the operators, and the established French operators were to get preferential treatment.
French players are cut off from the international poker scene, which means when you play on a licensed French poker site, you only play with people who are located in France. This has caused liquidity problems for licensed sites as they find it difficult to keep the games running with a limited player pool.
Security Requirements / Indemnity for Player Deposits:
All licensees must adopt an IT system known as “Frontal.” All customers’ data and information runs through here and is stored in an access-safe box that only ARJEL can access.
French Gambling Licence Cost:
One type of license with the annual fee based on the amount of licenses issued.
€20,000 for one license
€30,000 for two
€40,000 for three.
Gambling Licence Length:
Reporting Requirements to Regulators:
All licensees are required to submit a certification issued by a third party, accredited by ARJEL, once a year.
Anti-Money Laundering Policy:
All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.
Players must have the option to self-exclude from play and to limit how much they can gamble, and links to problem-gambling resources must be displayed on the site in a prominent position.
Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Ligne
99-101 rue Leblanc
General Information: +33 1 57 13 13 00
Online casinos licensed in France:
2 Party Poker.fr
For more information:
As gambling is regulated by state and territory, you can review the links under the “Gambling and Licencing” heading.
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