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France Gambling Guide

 

Most of the main forms of gambling are legal in France (officially the French Republic), and has quite a history in the country. France has contributed to the creation of several forms of gambling, many of them have French names to this day, e.g.:

 

The main piece of gambling legislation is the Article L.320-1 of the French Code of Homeland Security (Chapitre préliminaire : Dispositions communes  – Articles L320-1 à L320-18)*.

The french gambling legislation is set up in a unique way. All forms of gambling are illegal by default. And only exceptions are granted, strict, narrow scope, no room for innovation, dependent on the government and connections with political class, colloquially this system is called a “big government” (and as we all now, the bigger the government, the smaller the people…).

Therefore, technically, the official legal status of gambling is that it is illegal. But this just confuses people, and the main forms of gambling have been granted exceptions, and have been de facto legalized (see below, for a detailed breakdown of the legal status all the main forms of gambling, betting, wagering in France, online and offline). This quirk of the French gambling legislation doesn’t effect ordinary players at all.

Operating any sort of brick and mortar gambling establishment in France requires a licence. The regulations are not particularly strict (compared to other European countries of course, since 2019, more of this in the licensing section below), and they focus on prevention of problem gambling and making sure these establishments pay taxes (a lot of taxes, highest gambling tax, and effective tax rate in Europe and in the world too, details below, in the taxation section).

Most forms of online gambling are legal since 2010, according to Law 2010-476 2010 (Loi no. 2010-476 du 12 mai 2010 relative à l’ouverture à la concurrence et à la régulation du secteur des jeux d’argent et de hasard en ligne)**, which opened online gambling and betting market to competition and regulation. However, online casino operators can not receive a licence, online casino gambling is illegal. But offshore online casinos licensed and operating legally outside of France’s, and the EU’s jurisdiction are still accepting players, remember, France’s laws only apply within the borders of France, and in the overseas regions of: Mayotte, Réunion, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique).

Players can freely visit these online gambling websites, but they are technically illegal (nobody was ever fined or prosecuted for playing online, this is true for all EU countries). However, the French government sometimes blocks a few of them according to the Decree 2011-2122 of 30 December 2011*** (in an attempt to prevent local players from choosing these superior international wagering platforms instead of the country’s overtaxed, stifled, struggling local options, or the state owned monopoly of Française des Jeux).

You can see a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from France below (most of them have local French licenses, or are in partnership with licensed companies in France, they shouldn’t be blocked, however, if they are blocked for some reason, please do tell me, and drop a message in the comments section, I will investigate and remove those).

Gambling taxes and licensing fees on top of the high corporate tax rate make it difficult for online gambling operators to turn a profit in France, some have tried, most have failed. Despite the 67 million relatively wealthy citizens, there are very few private French online gambling  companies. And the French online gambling market is dominated by Française des Jeux.

Land-based gambling establishments have it a bit better, due to really high number of tourists (an unbelievable 200 million per year, making it the most visited country in the world, of course, these are pre-coronavirus figures) they manage to get by even despite the really high taxes. 200 million visitors + 67 million wealthy citizens, yet the country only has about 200 gambling establishments (only about a 150 of them are proper casinos, rest are electronic casinos, slot parlours, gaming clubs). 150 casino probably sound like a lot to you, if you are not from the gambling industry, but it could easily be 50%+ more, considering the aforementioned numbers with some lower taxes. And very few of these casinos are big casinos, most are very small, with a few tables, old machines, not much to wrote home about.

UPDATE 2021 COVID-19: And the coronavirus pandemic just compounded this systematic problems. Especially, considering the French casino sector’s  historic reliance on tourist. Unsurprisingly, it has resulted in a few closures already. although, none of the bigger casinos have closed yet (or they just not yet announced it, will see).

Casinos can only be opened in sea, thermal and climatic resorts, as well as in cities classified as tourist resorts (except Paris, which outlawed casinos in 1920, but in 2018 allowed so called “gaming clubs” clubs de jeux,. And actually, it was Johnny Depp, the multi millionaire actor, who invested about €5 million into the first “gaming club” in Paris, the Paris Elysées Club**** (explanation of gaming clubs can be found in the France casino guide, it’s a loophole basically, a legalized loophole).Unlicensed French gambling operators are heavily fined.

 

If you are interested, you can take a look inside Johny Depp’s Casino in Paris, by watching the video below (it’s for rich people only, and it is priced accordingly):

 

 

Gambling licensing France

Gambling in France is not supervised by a single entity, but by several. Betting activities have traditionally been divided between the Pari Mutuel Hippodrome (PMH) and the Pari Mutuel Urbaine (PMU). The country’s national lottery, as well as some lottery-style games such as bingo, are in the hands of Francaise des Jeux (FDJ). Online gambling is regulated by the Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) UPDATE: L’Autorité nationale des Jeux – ANJ replaces ARJEL as the regulatory authority of most forms of gambling and online gambling from 2020. You have to contact them if you want to set up a gambling establishment, or get an online gambling license.

Online gambling has been legal and regulated in France. Three forms of gambling are currently permitted to be conducted online by licensed private companies:

 

UPDATE: The licensing process, fees, procedures were overhauled entirely in 2019, during  the implementation of PACTE Act. The whole process is now more business friendly, fees are lower, and it is streamlined, the document, which lists all the changes, is attached below.*****

 

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Gambling tax France

In France gambling taxes are extremely high. These high taxes keep the number of gambling establishment down, and it forces several operators out of the market (but new ones take their place, and the number of licensed casinos venues stagnate at around 200, since at the very least 2013******. It’s a progressive tax system (progressive = higher tax rate if the revenue for the establishment is higher). Operators have to pay the following taxes:

Gambling tax in France (tax base is gross gaming revenue, from 2020 onwards, annual):

 

Gaming clubs (special type of casino, VIP, entrance fee, dress code):

 

Casinos pay 28% first + the following progressive tax on the remainder, based on annual gross gaming revenue:

 

If this wasn’t enough, a 11.2% tax is paid on the 68% of the gross gambling revenue from slot machines.

In addition, every gambling establishments has to pay a 13.7% withholding tax on any winnings by players equal to or exceeding EUR 1,500 (this is because gambling winnings over €1500 are taxable in France and players never paid tax on them, so now casinos have to).

As you can see, it’s incredibly high, the highest gambling tax rate in all of Europe, and the world. No wonder that despite the size, affluence, and the number of tourists visiting the country it has relatively few casinos.

Keep in mind, that this gambling tax is paid on top of regular, corporate tax (can be as high as 31%), and taxes paid on the wages of employees (of course some of it is deductible, but still). In fact, with this crazy system, it’s possible for a casinos to get really close to a 100% effective tax rate (why bother to open at that point?), with the annual licensing fees on top of this extreme tax rate, you can end up in an unlikely, but sadly possible situation, where you have to pay almost all your revenue to the government in taxes and fees… (no wonder there were so many tax avoiding, money-laundering casinos in Paris before casinos were outlawed in the capital).

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings:

Gambling winnings over €1500 are taxable, 12% tax rate. However, licensed domestic companies are required to pay taxes on your winnings, not you. Therefore, as long as you play in a licensed establishment, you don’t have to pay any taxes (it’s automatically deducted from your winnings).

However, if you play abroad, or online, and if you win over €1500, you would have to pay taxes on it.

/In reality, this is rarely enforced, but if you win a really big amount, e.g.: €100 000+, I would certainly suggest paying taxes on it, otherwise you can get into a lot of trouble. Of course, I advise paying taxes on your winnings all the time, not paying taxes is illegal, but realistically, it’s not really enforced when it comes to small amounts./

 

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Legal gambling age in France: 18+ (was lowered from 21+ in 1987)

 

 

Other:

Loot boxes, skin gambling, fantasy sports betting and social gambling are not regulated in France.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the French gambling legislation:

*Legifrance – L.320-1 of the French Code of Homeland Security (Chapitre préliminaire : Dispositions communes  – Articles L320-1 à L320-18)

**2010-476 du 12 mai 2010 relative à l’ouverture à la concurrence et à la régulation du secteur des jeux d’argent et de hasard en ligne

***EURLex – Decree 2011-2122 of 30 December 2011

****Thelocal.fr – The Paris opens doors to first ever ‘gaming club’

*****Whitecase – PACTE Act (action plan for the growth and transformation of companies)

******Statista – Number of casinos in France 2013 – 2017

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from France

The following online gambling websites accept players from France:

I could only find one, there really aren’t many which accept player from France due to the reasons mentioned above.

 

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Summary:

 

 

Casino gambling in France

 

Online casino gambling in France: officially illegal, but players can play online freely and are not prosecuted, according to EU gambling legislation: Article 56 TFEU and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC

 

Casino gambling is legal and quite popular in France. Online gambling has been legal in France since 2010 too. However, online casino gambling is still prohibited, and no online gambling licences are issued to casino operators. The reason for this is that casino games are thought to be more addictive than other forms of gambling, because of slots. This is weird because land based casinos are allowed to have slots and the same games as online casinos. Not to mention the government makes the most money from slots in casinos, which are taxed the most. Because there are no local, licensed alternatives, players from France can only turn to foreign online casinos.

Despite this, locals playing in international online casinos are not prosecuted. EU gambling laws dictate, that according to Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU*: if a country does not provide any means for foreign online casinos to acquire local licenses, then they can not punish or block these gambling websites or players who visit them.

Very few online casinos still accept players from France, you can see them below (if they no longer accept players from France, or if they are blocked, please let me know, so I can update the list thank you).

UDPATE 2021: Some additional clarification about EU legislation regarding online casinos. I came across a court case while researching the German online casino gambling sector, this summarizes the stance of the EU perfectly.

According to this official ruling (C‑336/14**), licensed online casinos operating in any EU country, can accept players from any other EU country as well, even if they don’t have a local license in those countries.

Sources:

*JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance 

**An example court case, Germany versus unlicensed operator, – based on Article 56 TFEU and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC

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The following online casino websites accept players from France:

 

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Bingo in France

 

Online bingo in France: legal, state monopoly of FDJ (Française des Jeux)

 

Bingo has been a popular game in France for several centuries. There are several bingo halls to be found within the country, often incorporated in bars and pool halls (even in Paris, where casinos were banned). The French version of bingo is somewhat different from the game known in the US, with the cards being rectangular instead of a square. Still, the basics of the game are the same.

Bingo is considered a casino game but it is in a special category in France, even minors are allowed to play traditional bingo (poules au gibier) in fairgrounds, schools, or organized by non-profits (bingo establishments don’t allow anyone under 18 to enter, if they serve alcohol).

Online gambling is legal in France. However, online casino gambling remains illegal, and bingo is considered a casino game in France, therefore online bingo websites can not get a licence. This would suggest that there are no licensed French online bingo websites. However, the French lottery FDJ, seems to be an exception, it has online bingo, the only licensed, online bingo in France. There are 12 types of bingo games available on the website of FDJ under the brand name liveBINGO. Locals may also play on international online bingo sites, though most of these are blocked in the country and they rarely accept players from France.

The following bingo websites accept players from France:

I couldn’t find any that would accept player from France right now. I can only recommend FDJ liveBINGO right now (despite the name it’s actually not live bingo, it’s digital bingo, a form of so called ‘instant game’, false advertising).

 

Poker in France

 

Online poker in France: legal, requires licence

 

Poker is the most popular card game in France. Live poker games, cash games and tournaments take place in several brick and mortar casinos, and there are also standalone poker clubs and VIP poker rooms (usually called gaming clubs in France, dress code, entrance fee, posh). One of the most prestigious poker tournaments in the country, the French Open takes place regularly at the Casino Barrière. Poker clubs are not considered casinos.

Poker is in its own separate category in the French gambling law and it is regulated separately, has its own set of rules.

Online poker has been legal and regulated in France since 2010. Though poker is generally played in casinos, it is considered a game of skill and luck, exempting it from the ban on online casino games. There are currently 15 gambling operators licensed to provide online poker services within the country. UPDATE: Only 12 now, they went out of business, because of the crushing taxes they couldn’t compete with the bigger and better international websites.

Despite the game’s popularity, the French online poker market has been struggling since the regulation. The main reason for this are the high taxes and that the market is “fenced off” from the online poker players of other countries, thereby dramatically reducing the player base.* It means that poker players from France can not play against payers from other countries if they play on a licensed, French poker site. This is why to his day most French poker players prefer foreign, bigger international poker websites. Although very few of them accept players from France.

Casinos in France can only the following types of poker:

  • Casino Hold’em poker
  • Casino stud poker
  • Texas hold’em poker
  • Omaha poker 4 high
  • Ultimate poker
  • Three card poker

And online poker sites can only offer the following types of poker:

  • Texas Hold’em limit.
  • Texas Hold’em pot limit.
  • Texas Hold’em no limit.
  • Omaha 4 high pot limit.
  • Omaha 4 High/Low limit.
  • Omaha 4 High/Low pot limit.
  • Omaha Poker 5 High pot limit
  • Seven Card Stud Poker High limit
  • Seven Card Stud Poker High/Low limit
  • Seven Card Stud Poker Razz (or Low) limit
  • Triple draw deuce to seven (2-7) Lowball (or Low) limit

 

The following online poker sites accept players from France:

Currently, none of the poker websites that I use (I use Betonline’s and Betsson’s poker section) accept French players so I can’t recommend any. There are not many that would accept French players, because of the way how online poker works (there only a few poker networks, they accept the players, they dictate who can play or not, not the online casinos, they only host the network, and right now none of the bigger ones accept French players). I don’t use any of the French poker sites, and I don’t intend to as long as they don’t allow international player pooling, I don’t recommend them for this reason (and also because of the high taxes they have shit bonuses, if any, rakes are really high, limited types of games, it’s just bad, not worth it).

*Source: Report: More Declines for the French Online Poker Industry During Q3 2015 (pokernews)

 

Sports betting in France

 

Online sports betting in France: legal, requires licence

 

Sports betting, especially horse racing betting, has quite a tradition in France. Parimutuel betting, where the bets are pooled and then divided among the winners in accordance with the calculated odds, originates in France. To date the largest sports betting company in France is the PMU, which traditionally offered only horse racing betting, but has since branched out into other sports as well and it now France’s biggest bookmaker.

Online sports betting is among the gambling activities that were legalised in 2010. Both PMU and FDJ offer online betting on horse races and various sports events. The most popular sport to bet on is, as in most of Europe, football. Online sports betting is not a monopoly in France, other companies may apply for and receive online sports betting licences as well (but PMU and FDJ dominate the French sports betting market).

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from France.

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The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from France:

I can not recommend any online bookmaker, which accepts registrations from France. None of the online sports books I know and use accept players from France at the moment, and I don’t want to recommend something I never used myself.

 

Lottery in France

 

Online lottery in France: legal, state monopoly

 

Lottery is legal in France, and it is the monopoly of FDJ (Française des Jeux), the French national lottery. The French lottery offers various lottery draws and lottery style games such as scratchcards and bingo. FDJ was the co-founder of the European pooled lottery EuroMillions, along with the Spanish Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and UK’s Camelot, the three biggest lottery companies in Europe.

Online lottery is also legal in France and it is in the hands of FDJ – no other companies may receive a licence for providing online lottery games. All of FDJ’s games are available online, including the several types of scratchcards, bingo, instant games, keno and sports betting. There are also no laws against locals buying lottery tickets online or in person in foreign countries. However, FDJ has a pretty good selection and the Euromillions offer really high jackpots (but the tickets are really expensive, you can get the cheaper elsewhere, also these foreign lottery websites often offer 3 for the price of 1 promos, also they have US Powerball, which usually have the highest jackpot anywhere in the world)

The following websites let people from France purchase lottery tickets online:

 

Bitcoin gambling in France

 

Bitcoin gambling in France: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Bitcoin is legal in France. France’s Financial Markets Authority, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) accepted the Pacte Bill in 2019 making it possible to create a bitcoin trading and exchange company in France.* However, no word on bitcoin gambling.

Bitcoin gambling, and the use of Bitcoin in general is not specifically regulated by French laws. Bitcoin is recognized and used within the country; there are Bitcoin ATMs as well as stores, companies accepting it as payment.

In accordance with French online gambling laws, online gambling services may only be provided with a licence. However, online casino games are banned due to their addictive nature. As a result, there are no bitcoin casinos licensed within France and there can’t be any. But bitcoin poker, sports betting and bingo sites can operate and accept bitcoin or other alternative cryptocurrencies. Despite this, none of the licensed gambling websites currently accept bitcoin or litecoin or any other crypto ,therfore if you are looking to place bets online suing bitcoin you have to turn to foreign gambling sites.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from France.

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The following online casino websites accept bitcoin and players from France:

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country, especially if you are from France or nearby.

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-06-12

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Simon's Guide to Gambling in France
Article Name
Simon's Guide to Gambling in France
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This online gambling guide focuses on the legal status of casinos, online gambling, sports betting, lottery, bingo, poker and Bitcoin gambling in France and its overseas territories.
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Simon András Péter (SimonTheSorcerer)
Simon's Online Marketing Kft.
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3 Responses

  1. We are a registered charity in France We would like to know if we can organise a Bingo or Horse race night
    for cash prizes, do we have to have a gaming licence?

  2. Hi, just wondering if i can get advice and this is my complaint forwarded to Karamba
    Hi,

    I have just done a bit of search online regarding the error i have been having and found out that online gambling like karamba is illegal over here in France that is prohibited to play in the country but somehow you have allowed me to log in to my account make deposits and play. I have deposited thousands already when it should have been blocked in the first place, no wonder why i never win any jackpots as my odds are non-existent. Its not just about losing to me now its the principle because i have been playing for nothing and that is why i keep having errors but no one inform me regarding this even before. There should have been a block to access my account right from the start when i log in to the account. So I believe i have every right to make a complaint about this. Can you tell me the legal procedures on this as i do not think is fair at all to mislead me in playing but i shouldn’t have been allowed access at all.
    And this os their response wonder if i just leave it at that or i have any grounds to take this further…

    “Thank you for your earlier correspondence today regarding your Karamba Account.

    As mentioned, I escalated your case to our head of Compliance, and she confirmed that as your account was fully verified and registered under the UK Gambling Commission Regulation, you are perfectly at liberty to play remotely in any country in the world including France.

    The country of registration takes precedent over any other jurisdiction you may be remotely playing in.

    Of course Farida should you prefer to close your account, that is completely your choice and of course we would respect any decision you take.

    Kind Regards,”

    1. Sorry for the late reply, spam filter put this in the spam folder. I know nothing about this website Karamba. I can not give you any advice. I only know the casinos advertising on the website, I can only help you with those.

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