French online betting kicks off
The 2010 football World Cup is really boosting online sports betting. France has finally liberated its online gambling market and has issued licenses for the French market. This licensing isn’t comparable with the preceding laws. Those laws prohibited offshore operators to enter the French market. However, the French online gambling legislation is considered as questionable by several European countries. A number of key online gambling operators has long attempted to obtain a French license. The opening of the French online casino market marks a milestone. France now has a liberalized online gambling market after officially licensing online casinos and betting websites.
Online gambling market
Online betting firms are the first to become licensed. Licensing and regulating online betting is less complicated than games of chance and poker websites. Internet betting sites will start their activities on the French market right away. Eleven online betting companies have received one of the 17 available gambling licenses. These operators are able to profit from the World Cup betting action. It is expected that World Cup betting generates huge revenue and game play. Those 11 operators are accepting French bets and are profiting from a solid foundation during the World Cup.
World Cup betting
Bwin is among those 11 online betting firms that are licensed. They are obviously pleased to be able to operate on the French market. France issued the licenses only two days before the World Cup kick-off. Nevertheless, the operators can accept French bets in time.