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Poker Business News From Europe

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 01, 2010

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Francais des Jeux and Barrière in Online Poker Move With the regulation of the French online gambling market on the cards for this year, Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), the French lottery and sports betting monopoly, has joined forces with the Barrière casino group to offer an online poker room which will compete with the many others anticipated to flood the market when it opens. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, the FDJ had a very good year in 2009, and intends on moving from number three to number two on the worldwide lottery scale, so that it would be in front of Spain and behind Italy. Before a controlled opening of the market even occurs, Le Figaro states that 750,000 French people play online poker, and in the face of future competition, the French intend on preserving their monopoly on online gambling. Currently, all gambling in France is controlled by ...


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