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On 21 November 2018, the French Court of Cassation issued its verdict on the criminal proceedings instigated following the Cesson v Montpellier match held in May 2012. This ruling brings the case to a definitive close. The court rejected the appeals of players Issam Tej, Dragan Gajic, Samuel Honrubia and Bogdan Bojinovic, as well as that of Nicolas Gillet (newsagent). All convictions for fraud were upheld, as w...
A few hours before the opening match France vs Russia in Nancy, the operators Betclic and JOA have been authorized to offer bets on the EHF Euro in France, in the compliance with the results set by the ARJEL. There is now 11 operators authorized by both ARJEL and FFHandball for this Women's Euro.
As for the World Cup 2017 with the International Handball Federation (IHF), the European Handball Federation (EHF) has given the French Federation of Handball (FFHandball) the right, on French territory, to authorize betting on official matches of the Women's European Championship organised in France from November 9th to December 16th, both on authorized websites and in FDJ’s physical network of bookmake...
According to figures published by the ARJEL, the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia generated a total of 690 million Euros of sporting bets in the French market. Of this, 309 million Euros of bets were placed in FDJ outlets and the rest were placed via licensed online betting operators. By way of comparison, the previous World Cup in 2014 generated 290 million Euros of bets in the French market. The 2018 World ...
There are two ways to place bets:
Some countries simply forbid sports betting on their territory (India and USA excl. Nevada). However, most countries, like France, allow both forms of betting. Most often, when authorized and regulated, online betting is offered through a licensing system and cash betting through a state-run company which holds a monopoly over the market (e.g. Française des Jeux). France is equipped with legislation on gambling and online gambling, which regulates online sports betting (Act of May 2010).
Two main forms of betting exist in France: