Gambling games in France
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Lotteries In 1933 the French parliament authorised the establishment of a national lottery. Initially the profits were allocated to accredited public causes such as the war veterans’ retirement fund and assistance for victims of agricultural disasters. In 1979, the French … Read More

Gambling taxes and law in France
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Taxes (All of the information provided in this section are taken from the joint contribution of the Ministries of Interior, Budget and Agriculture.) The tax percentages below refer to the games exposed aggregate gross annual income from the activity in … Read More

Economics of Gambling in France
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The French betting and gaming industry has a long and complex history. The main French horse race betting operator, Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), offers eleven different types of bets. There are more casinos in France than in any other single … Read More

Gambling Restrictions upon Arts. 43 and 49 EC Treaty in FRANCE
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Justification National measure Compatibility with EC law, in particular with the principle of proportionality Public order, money laundering crime National measure Compatibility with EC law, in particular with the principle of proportionality Section 1 of the Act of 21 May … Read More

Gambling in France
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The regulation of gambling in France is based on a general prohibition principle that dates back to the nineteenth century. It is stated in the law of 21 May 1836 (which prohibits lotteries of all kinds), of 12 July 1983 … Read More