A person cannot control gambling activity despite its negative consequences. Ludomania cannot limit himself to visiting the site and damages his social, family, professional life.
Legal online casinos in France
Online casino activities in France (slot machines, roulette, poker) are prohibited. In virtual institutions on the country (.fr) are allowed to place bets in sports, poker tournaments, or races. Sites with international cross-licenses are legal.
It is possible to get a license to open an online casino in France with sports betting, racing, and poker tournaments only under .fr domain name. The procedure regulated by the Autorité de Régulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL) regulations and the Minister of Finance.
Legislation of online casinos in France
Online Casino License
Française des jeux «FDJ» Française des jeux «FDJ»
The Basic Law
The Security Code and ARJEL regulations
From online poker — 40.8% of annual revenue, from other allowed activities — from actual turnover.
Winning tax for players
No, only the card-issuing bank or electronic intermediary is charged
Sanctions for Operators
The basic law, The Security Code, states that any online casino on French territory in the national domain is prohibited (article L322-1). The punishment is administrative (fine 90-375,000 euros) and criminal liability.
Languages of online casino
French, English, German.
MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, PayPal
Legislation & Licensing
The regulatory authority is L'Autorité nationale des jeux (l'ANJ , ANJ). It includes a commission issuing license — Autorité de Régulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL). The responsibilities of the jurisdiction include registering an online casino, blocking illegal sites, and preventing ludomania.
ANJ or the National Gambling Authority established on June 23, 2020. Isabelle Falke-Pierroten manages the organization, but the management team must appoint a Director General and a Secretary-General.
The purpose of creating management is:
- prevention of excessive gambling;
- ensuring the protection of minors;
- ensuring the integrity of gaming operations;
- providing a balance between game streams;
- fraud prevention.
The organization is responsible for regulating:
- online games regulated by ARJEL (sports betting, horse racing, and poker — offered by 14 licensed operators);
- all La Francaise des Jeux or PMU;
- 236 types of races;
- two hundred two casinos (except issues related to the fight against money laundering and the rules of the games remain under the control of the Ministry of the Interior).
Representatives of ANJ control gambling establishments approve their game program, promotion strategy, action plans to combat fraud, and money laundering. They are responsible for the protection of minors.
After the adoption of the Law on Gambling in 2010, the government created the ARJEL commission. It opened the market for virtual online betting and banned most activities in online casinos.
On this site , you can find the permitted activities of French gambling establishments and a white (black) list of operators.
Legislation issued by ARJEL governs the activities of French operators. In 2010, revisions to the Security Code approved.
Technical support contacts for players
This site  contains contacts of mediators of permitted games in France and a warning that legal gambling establishments provide quality software and guarantee users safety.
The Commission advises players to limit rates and deposits to available funds, without using credits.
Gambling sites indicate the information service phone number: +330974751313 (working from 8:00 to 14:00 daily).
Contacts for dependent players and their closed people
ARJEL signed a contract with SOS Joueurs. This non-profit association controls and prevents gambling addiction.
SOS Joueurs  prevents ludomania by helping addicts and their surroundings. Psychologists provide services on +330969395512.
No, they don't — they're blocked by providers.
Yes, they are. If the institution not blacklisted in France, you can visit the site.
To withdraw money from an online casino account, the player must log in to the account and request a withdrawal. The method of payment must be confirmed, depending on the withdrawal policy adopted by the operator. Before withdrawing, it is necessary to make sure that the bonus betting conditions met.