French liberalization won’t make it on time for World Cup
December 24, 2009, 9:45 am (7 years ago)
The initial indications surfaced one month ago in the French newspaper La Tribune, but there is increasing worries that the much-expected liberalization of the French gambling market is delaying and it might not be in place prior to the football World Cup next year.
Online gambling operators eager to develop a more open French market throughout football’s largest show are going to be dissatisfied if the conjecture of an implementation to be delayed turns out to be more certain, especially after experiencing the annoyance of the French not making the original liberalization date of January 2010.
La Tribune examined the circumstances, asking whether the latest government would be efficient in time for the World Cup football in South Africa.
According to the newspaper reported that advancement is not taking the right pace, and that even if French plans to license online operators providing sporting bets, horse racing and poker have been authorized by MPs in the National Assembly these are most likely not going topass the Senate until the end of March 2010.