For almost 3 years, the online gambling market in France was owned by a state run monopoly. In April this year, a law was passed to allow for regulated gaming, opening up the market to foreign operators who follow strict guidelines and rules. In June, 11 sites received a license, followed by another 7 sites. On Monday, ARJEL (Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Lignee - Authority of [...] Read more » Great news for French poker players
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
I don't understand this law change exactly. I thought it was only recently that french players were segregated from other players. I was in france for 9 months until june and the way I played poker never changed. It was never any different from play in the UK.
except that I couldn't log into party poker instant play but I figured that was just my appartment connection.
Joined: Sep '09
Age: 41 (M)
I dont see how it can be good news for anyone. For french people (Im french), we get a low traffic and more rake (dont think the law is to protect players, its just to get another tax) For other people, you get less traffic (and less donks )
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 40 (M)
french also can play very well and clever poker so its will be hard play agains them and donkeys was on all the countrys so clever players its about 40 % over one was donked and fishing strategy using players
Bad as it may sound I was very happy to see the french players gone considering that amount of times french players had donked out against me playing with some garbage preflop.. and it always happened to be french or italian players playing terrible hands and sucking out against me it made me have some kind of vendetta against most of them lol Welcome back Frenchies... u suck out on me again.. i swear im grabbing the shotty this time