- An interview on PokerNews with former ARJEL President Jean François Vilotte conducted shortly after he left office gave no grounds for optimism, either for players or operators.
- “Shared liquidity and a greater offer of games are crucial for poker’s future, in France as anywhere else.”
- “...big players are either moving out of the county or playing on illegal websites.”
- The tenor of his remarks did not indicate that he expected the politicians to change their minds on any of the issues which would bring players back to the regulated sites any time soon.
An interview with former ARJEL President Jean François Vilotte, conducted shortly after he left office, paints a pessimistic picture for the future of online poker in France.