In France, they might legalize online casinos
The French regulatory body, l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), conducted a study revealing that the revenues of illegal operators in the country could reach up to €1.5 billion annually, accounting for about 11% of the regulated market and over 50% of the online market. Interestingly, half of this traffic on illegal sites is related to online casinos and slot machines.
Based on this, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is urging France to legalize online casinos to stop the migration of players to illegal operators.
According to the EGBA, France hosts one of the largest illegal gambling markets in Europe.
Martin Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, stated that the current ban is counterproductive as it pushes consumers towards illegal operators.
"It is evident that the ban on online casinos in the country is a significant part of the problem. Given the popularity of online casinos and the need to protect consumers from the risks of the black market, it is crucial for the French authorities to urgently review the existing ban on online casino gaming," - emphasized Haijer.
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