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by anyone involved in handball

  • Do not bet on handball, either directly or through a friend
  • Never fix a match, even by influencing a secondary phase of the game
  • Do not accept gifts, money or invitations from unknown or suspicious persons and do not listen to their promises
  • Never offer information about yourself, another player or club that is not already public knowledge that could be used for sports betting
  • If you are approached to fix a match, have suspicions or have any questions on sensitive information, do not keep it to yourself. Talk to someone you trust





There are two ways to place bets:

  • online (using the internet)
  • or "in cash" (at a bookmakers)

Some countries simply forbid sports betting on their territory (India). 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. FDJ). 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:

  • Totalizator / Pari-Mutual betting: bets are pooled and shared equally between the winners. The bettor does not know in advance how much he can win.
  • Odds betting: an operator offers predefined odds on bets, which represents the probability of an event happening which allows the bettor to know in advance the amount they are likely to win if the bet is correct.


  • €800 billion: the amount bet around the world could rise €800 billion, included the illegal market.
  • €70 to 80 billion: the potential amount bet online for Euro 2020!
  • €30 billion: the Gross Global Product for 2020, which is the difference between the total amount bet and winnings paid out to players. It can also be described as the net expenses from the bettors (GGP = bets - winnings). This figure has more than tripled over the last 20 years.
  • About 9%: the share held by sports in the global gambling market (Casino, poker, horse racing).
  • 82%: the global market share (calculated from the amount bet) held by illegal betting. Nearly 75% of the illegal international market is in Asia, compared to about 6% in Europe.


  • € 3,904 million: according to ARJEL, the amount bet on approved websites. This figure is 56% higher than in 2017, due in particular to a number of major international sporting events such as the 2018 Football World Cup, won by France. The gross gaming revenue was €691 million, an increase of 46% compared to 2017.
  • € 635 million: the amount bet on events taking place in France, including in 1st place the French Ligue 1 Championship.
  • € 363 million: the amount bet online in France on the 2018 Football World cup.
  • € 29 million: the amount bet on handball competitions with French authorized operators. This represents a little more than 0,7% of the total amount bet on all disciplines.
  • € 6.4 million: the amount gained from "betting rights" in France (estimated by ARJEL). This is the sum paid by the authorized operators in France to competition organizers. This amount represents approximately 1% of the total amount bet online for competitions taking place in France. For handball (FFHB + NHL), the amount taken from FDJ’s points of sale reached more than € 100,000.