French regulator fights illegal operators

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The French online gambling regulatory body, ARJEL , has awarded an additional licence for horserace betting to BetClic Enterprise Limited , bringing to three the number of licences the company holds.

Beturf who operates leturf website, owned by French horse racing newspaper company Groupe Turf Editions has been awarded approval for a new offering named "The 5 / 5 ". Approval for an additional two offerings named "SUPER 6 "and" The GRID" were denied.

In related news, the regulatory body said its fight against illegal gambling operators has yielded the following results:

  • There are over 1000 unlicenced sites operating in the the French Market.

  • Approximately 300 unlicensed sites have "geo-blocked" French players.

  • ARJEL has given notice to approximately 550 unlicenced sites to cease their activities in France by "geo-blocking" French players or face legal action.

  • 9 sites have been notified by the Tribunal de Grande Instance, of which 2 were subjected to ISP blocking and 7 are still involved in proceedings

  • Over 150 unlicenced sites are the subject of recent proceedings.

Source: InfoPowa News