So the French Assembly has approved the new gambling law, passing it unchanged from the version approved by the Senate in February so that betting start in time for the World Cup. C’est bien, non? Well, actually, non. “Our biggest concern is that this type of system is accepted by courts and the EU institutions as somehow a fair access system,” says Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive of the RGA. “It runs roughshod over EU rules meant to provide operators access to EU markets.” Zut alors! Read more.