Well, things have been happening over The Channel or La Manche, or whatever you call the stretch of blue water between the UK and France. The French gambling regulator which is also known as ARJEL (the Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Ligne for all you francophones) has been busy regulating the market for poker sites in the country.
Despite the fact that no-one wants to work beyond the age of 62 and all of the unions and the students in France are busy throwing their toys out of their prams and their chairs through their windows, old Sarko has put Carla Bruni down for a moment and come up with a cunning plan to raise tax through regulating online gambling.
If you’re not on this list, you’d better not be targeting our French cousins you Eenglish Kniggits! (unless you are based in Costa Rica of course).
The Full List of Poker & Gaming Licences Given out by the French Government to Gaming Companies as of Oct 12 2010.
888 Regulated markets Ltd
BES SAS. Real Madrid takes over………………….
Betclic Entreprises Limited…..they’ve covered the people who can’t spell
CANALWIN SASANALWIN SAS
CASINO DU GOLFE
Electraworks SAS……..other wise known as Party Poker, Party Gaming and IG Media
Everest Gaming Limited……………also do double glazed windows
Iliad Gaming…..aka Chill Poker
La Française des Jeux
LIL Managers limited
Pari Mutuel Urbain
Partouche Gaming France SAS
PKR France SAS…………the 3D poker guys…PKR
Reel Malta Limited
REKOP Limited………………aka Full Tilt Poker
Société française de jeux sur Internet
SPS Betting France
TRANCHANT INTERACTIVE GAMING
ZETURF France limited