French Regulator to Implement Bonus Restrictions

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This week it was revealed that France's gaming regulator L'Autorité Nationale des Jeux will be introducing a ban on casinos offering bonuses to what they deem "excessive gamblers", while also calling for a €100 cap on welcome bonuses.

The move to curb bonuses to excessive gamblers comes in a binding clause that says that gaming operators need to "ensure that no commercial offer includes financial reward to people identified as potentially having excessive or pathological gambling"; "exercise particular vigilance with regard to people who have recently benefited from a self-exclusion measure or a gambling ban" and "avoid any allegation of an alleged absence of risk".

Other recommendations from the ANJ were that bonuses should be reasonable, both in the amount offered as well as the frequency in which they're offered. Additionally, the regulator would like to see a €100 cap on welcome bonuses. This move won't be binding, but rather a strong suggestion on the part of the body. If the suggestions aren't adhered to, there's a strong possibility that they'll result in binding changes in the future.

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