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.

Online Casino Rating in France

Operators with cross-licenses offer players from France their software legally. The decree opens the French market for gambling sites with the permission of Malta.

Sites run on PCs, mobile devices on iOS, Windows, Android in French, and English.

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Points
Rating
Reviews
Country
Game Software
1
Winamax FR
3159points
2.3
4
US
Winamax FR review
1
Betclic FR
2153points
3.5
0
US
Betclic FR review
1
Slot V Casino
358points
5.0
1
US
Slot V Casino review
4
Enzo Casino
298points
3.4
0
US
Enzo Casino review
5
Db-bet.com
297points
3.8
0
US
Db-bet.com review
6
Reeltastic
290points
2.6
0
US
Reeltastic review
7
Lord of the Spins
287points
3.5
0
US
Lord of the Spins review
8
Times Square Casino
276points
3.5
0
US
Times Square Casino review
9
Dublin Bet
263points
3.0
0
US
Dublin Bet review
10
Mr James Casino
253points
0.4
0
US
Mr James Casino review
Top 10 Casino Games in France
All casino games (5526)

To create an online casino account, you need to enter: personal information (first and last name), contact details, payment details. Gambling in France can play from 18 years old.

Top Casino Software in France
All casino software (252)

Official casino software suppliers in France can be found on the website or in our top. If a company is not on the registry, it is considered illegal.

Fugaso
Fugaso
71 games
Egt
Egt
165 games
Net Ent
Net Ent
158 games
Ags
Ags
88 games
Synot
Synot
63 games
Scientific Games
Scientific Games
78 games
Greentube
Greentube
419 games
Wazdan
Wazdan
131 games
Eyecon
Eyecon
78 games
Playson
Playson
67 games
All casino software (252)

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

Operator’s tax

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.

Payment Systems

MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, PayPal

Legislation & Licensing

The regulatory authority is L'Autorité nationale des jeux (l'ANJ [1], 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 [2], 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 [3] 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 [4] prevents ludomania by helping addicts and their surroundings. Psychologists provide services on +330969395512. 

1 DREFAC - University Center for Addiction and Psychiatry
DREFAC - University Center for Addiction and Psychiatry
CHU Hôpital Saint-Jacques, 5 allée de l'île gloriette 44093 Nantes Cedex 01
2 Nan University Hospital
Nan University Hospital
Aile О 85, Saint-Jacques 44093 Nantes Cedex 01
FAQ about Online Casinos in France
What is ludomania?

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. 

Do casinos work with .eu domain in France?

No, they don't — they're blocked by providers.

Are there mirrors for European or world casinos?

Yes, they are. If the institution not blacklisted in France, you can visit the site. 

How to withdraw money from online casinos?

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.

References
1. l'ANJ
2. Site
3. Site