France Passes Online Poker Bill
Sports Betting and Online Poker Have Been Legalised By French Parliament
French parliament has taken a historic decision to open up the state-dominated gambling market after it passed the bill legalising and regulating online betting yesterday, including poker, by 299 votes to 223.
The bill is now expected to be signed into law ahead of June’s World Cup in South Africa.
The Daily Telegraph quotes budget minister Francois Baroin as saying, "This text will allow us to progressively dry up the black market in online gambling by creating a legal offer which obeys the rules.”
Online poker will be taxed at 2 percent while sports bettors will face a tariff of 7.5 percent.
PartyGaming has made a move into the market and will be offering online poker to former state-run PMU.
|1||Live Cash Game Stream Kicks Off Card Player Poker Tour Bike Stop|
|2||Online Poker Scandal: Annie Duke Responds To Leaked Russ Hamilton Audio Recording|
|3||Dan Shak Finishes Second In Tiger Woods' Charity Poker Tournament In Las Vegas|
|4||Family Facing Eviction Discovers They Had $4.85 Million Lotto Ticket Sitting In A Cookie Jar|
|5||A Poker Life -- Brian Hastings|
|6||Carnivale Of Poker Returns To 2013 World Series of Poker|
|7||Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction|
|8||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Wins $1.7 Million This Week|
|9||Doyle Brunson Bows Out Of World Series Of Poker|
|10||Gambling Lawsuit: Did Ivey Notice Defective Cards At London Casino En Route To Winning $12 Million?|
|1||Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction|
|2||Doyle Brunson Bows Out Of World Series Of Poker|
|3||Gambling Lawsuit: Did Ivey Notice Defective Cards At London Casino En Route To Winning $12 Million?|
|4||Ultimate Bet Cheating: Russ Hamilton Admits In Audio Recording, 'I Did Take This Money'|
|5||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Approaching $10 Million Lifetime Losses On Full Tilt|
|6||Nevada To Add Gambler To 'Black Book' For First Time In Nearly Four Years|
|7||Phil Ivey Sues London Casino For Allegedly Stiffing Him On $12.1 Million|
|8||A Look At The Ultimate Poker Software: Nevada's First Real Money Online Poker Room|
|9||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Now Down $6 Million Since The Fall|
|10||Ben Tollerene Talks About Losing $1.7 Million In Single Session To Viktor Blom|