The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes the European Commission’s detailed opinion against the French proposal for online gaming and betting. The draft legislation is supposed to regulate the online gaming and betting market in France, but is under increasing criticism for only serving to protect the French monopolies Française Des Jeux and PMU.
Maarten Haijer, EGBA Director for Regulatory Affairs said: “Today’s action by the Commission underlines that online gaming and betting is a cross border economic activity where EC legal requirements prevail. It makes no sense to create a local Internet market in France. We welcome the Commission’s action and are confident that France will reconsider its proposal to avoid litigation”. (plus de details...)