France to open up gambling market?

Eric Woerth, budget Minister for France, has told French newspapers that he will recommend to President Nicolas Sarkozy that the country begin a ‘controlled opening’ of their online gambling market.

France has been probably the highest profile country to feel the wrath of the European Commission over its protectionist gambling laws, shielding its state-run betting monopolies from foreign operators.

Reports in the media suggest that the French government will release a full outline of their plans before the summer.

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