“To the barricades, mes amis! The honor of France is… Ah, fuck it. Let’s go eat.” In a dramatic about-face, France has scrapped plans to force gaming operators to close all player accounts before being granted government licenses later this year. And now the two giant French gaming monopolies, who were said to be the intended beneficiaries of the planned shutdown, will soon be competing not only with foreign firms, but also directly with each other. Read more.