French online gaming regulator ARJEL has repealed three licenses belonging to 200%Poker and Sajoo following their respective closure and migration to bwin.fr.
Additionally, the French online gaming operator has authorised Iliad Gaming to add a new domain name for its online poker and sports betting offering for the website Chili.fr.
200% Poker had been licensed with ARJEL since July 13, 2010, but the site was closed in late July 2011, and announced to all its players that it would not reopen. One of the major stumbling blocks for 200% Poker was its lack of traffic and a rather poor estimate of the market by its owners.
ARJEL also decided to repeal the licensing of SAjOO Poker. Sajoo Poker players already migrated to Bwin, but the ruling by ARJEL marks the official closure of the site and effectively ends their gaming license.
Much of these decisions were expected, however, industry professionals were anxious to see how the French online gaming regulator would handle the Full Tilt license. ARJEL suspended the license of Full Tilt Poker July 4, 2011, and with Full Tilt Poker no longer having its international license, and given its issues with Alderney, many expected ARJEL to completely revoke the license, but it did not happen.