25 November 2010

EU - Commission drops action against France after gambling law change

(OUT-LAW News)
The European Commission has dropped its case against France after the country changed its gambling laws to allow foreign companies to offer online betting. The Commission said that it will no longer pursue the country over the issue now that the provision of online gambling services is no longer restricted to two French companies. The new online gambling law has introduced a national licensing system that allows for the cross border provision of sports betting on a non-discriminatory basis while providing strict controls on gaming.