The temptation is strong for online gambling addicts. However, the law reminds us that luck and money do not mix well on the Internet.
Poker, blackjack, sports betting … The government has made them illegal in its bill on the prevention of delinquency (the implementing decree will soon make it final). A measure to, they say, protect the Internet user. “ Gambling is not an activity like any other and involves, by its nature, a certain number of risks: it is a privileged vector for the development of fraud as well as money laundering and it can cause the phenomena of gambling. addiction among the most vulnerable ”warns the government. A measure to ” guarantee a control of financial flows and promote a reasoned practice of casino live blackjack“. And, by the way, keep the gambling monopoly divided between the urban mutual part, the hippodrome is mutual, the Française des Jeux (FDJ), and the casinos. The well-swollen udders of the government: 9.5 billion euros in 2006 just for the FDJ. Opposing the government is expensive and can be investigated by General Intelligence. Recall of facts. The famous French casino operator, Patrick Partouche, owner of nearly sixty casinos in Europe, received a one-year suspended sentence and a 40,000 euro fine for having flirted with the online casino site “770”.
Gambling Is Prohibited From Advertising
Even Patrick Bruel will have broken his voice against the RG. Why? Fraudulent advertising. The Winamax site, to understand “to gain a maximum”, communicated on the image of the singer, amateur, and presenter of a poker show on Canal Plus. The law has recently written it in stone: ” Anyone who has made publicity, by any means whatsoever, in favor of betting on unauthorized horse races, casinos, and games of chance is punished by 30,000. euros fine. From now on, Internet service providers will also have to notify their customers of the list of prohibited sites. In short: all those who do not emanate from the PMU or the Française des jeux.
But it seems that with Europe, France is at odds with the economic liberalism advocated by the European Commission. Thus, in Italy, the Placanica judgment, taken on March 6 by the European Court of Justice, rendered a judgment contrary to Italian law. The Court confirmed that gambling is not an activity like any other to recall ” that a law which prohibits – under penalty of criminal sanctions – the exercise of activities in the sector of games of chance in the absence of a concession or police authorization issued by the State, includes restrictions on the freedom of establishment as well as the freedom to provide services. “For Anne-Marie Pecoraro, lawyer specializing in the firm Bignon Lebray et associés, “We are witnessing a double tendency: a strengthening of the state’s position and, conversely, the questioning of the monopoly, by European law. A restriction that can only be justified in the name of the general interest, of consumer protection. However, the passion for gambling is largely aroused by the PMU and the Française des Jeux, which have their online activities.