Poker In... France Poker In... France
Key Takeaways
  • An overview of the regulatory situation for online poker in France.
  • Regulated online poker and other forms of online gambling went live in May 2010.
  • The player pool is segregated, with Winamax the market leader and PokerStars France in second position.
  • French politicians have rejected ARJEL’s call for lower taxes, a wider selection of games and shared liquidity pools.


The French online poker market has been regulated in its current form since Law No 2010-476 came into force on May 13, 2010. Market operators may solicit players from other countries, under strict conditions, but French players are only permitted to play on sites regulated under the law.