French gambling bill clears second hurdle

FrenchHurdleThe bill to open up France’s online betting market has been passed by a vote of 181-140 in the French senate. The proposal, which will bring an end to the monopoly currently held by Pari-Mutuel Urbain and Française des Jeux, will now return to the Chambres des Députés for a second reading on March 30, in the hopes of being enacted in time for the World Cup this summer. So that’s two hurdles down, just the javelin and the pole vault to go… Read more.