The recent changes in online gambling legislation in France has resulted in some licenses being awarded to online gambling industry giants like PokerStars, Microgaming, 888, BetClic and UniBet.
However, Playtech received off-putting news this week as they were denied a license to operate in France. All Playtech powered casinos have stopped accepting players from France.
A large number of Playtech powered casinos have had success in France and they had established good relationships with the French players. Playtech began moving in February hoping to obtain a license but unfortunately this was not the case.
Few details have surfaced as to why ARJEL (AutoritÃ© de RÃ©gulation des Jeux En Ligne, or the Authority of Regulation of Online Games) refused to grant a license to Playtech but we will keep you updated if any are to be released.