French Poker players will be happy to hear that online poker, online gambling and sports bets have been made legal when a bill was recently passed in congress. Online Gambling operators must acquire a special permit and they must run by the rules and regulations stipulated by the bill. A gambling tax of 2% will be charged for poker and the fees will be given to gambling addiction programs.
The bill was passed just in time for the french people to place their football bets on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.
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France Legalize Online Poker
I think the world especially America take a look at the new French Gambling regulations which allows regulated online gambling provided the Gambling operator abides by the rules. All illegally run sites which do not comply with the bill requires will be blocked by the French banks.
2% tax will be charged for Online Poker and 7.5% for Sports bets
PartyGaming have been one of the first online gambling operators to comply with the permit. Which will allow French players to legally play poker online at PartyPoker. Most of the popular poker rooms will acquire their french licenses before the end of the year. The distribution of the new french gambling licenses will be handled by AJREL (Authority of Regulation of Online games)
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PokerStars France Poker Series
PokerStars are sponsoring the first France Poker Series which will take place at various casino in France throughout 2010. PokerStars players can win prize packages worth €2,000 to any of the France Poker Series events in the weekly qualifying satellite tournaments. There are also weekly freeroll tournaments where the top 3 players can win their seat to the France Poker Series for free.
These prize packages are available to players from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK
The France Poker Series grand final will take place at Cercle Haussmann in February 2010
France Poker Series Grand Final Paris
Dates: February 2011
Venue: Cercle Haussmann
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