France urged to legalize online casino games for player safety

France urged to legalize online casino games for player safety

Article brief provided by Gambling Insider
  • Gambling Insider
December 5, 2023 8:17 PM

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on France to regulate online casinos.

As France does not currently allow for online casino games, this has created an opportunity for black market websites to thrive.

A recent study by the l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the French Gaming Authority, found that this black market could account for up to €1.5bn ($1.6bn) in annual gross gaming revenue (GGR).

Maarten Haijer, EGBA Secretary General, said: “The scale of France’s online black market is alarming, and we believe it is one of the EU’s largest online gambling black markets, alongside Germany and Italy.