Beiträge zu den Symposien 2014 und 2015 der Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel
Edited By Tilman Becker
ARJEL: a model for a German Gambling Commission?
1. The current French online gambling regulatory framework
In France, online gambling services are regulated by Law No 2010–476 dated 12 May 2010 on the opening up to competition of the online gambling market.
Article 1 of Law No 2010–476 states that gambling is not an ordinary form of trade, nor an ordinary service and that, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, it is strictly regulated in order to pursue public order, public safety, health and childhood protection objectives.
Article 3–1 of Law No 2010–476 specifies that the aim of the national gambling policy is to restrict and regulate the provision and use of gambling services and to monitor how they are operated in order to:
The opening up to competition of the online gambling market has been restricted to 3 sectors (articles 11, 12 and 14 of Law No 2010–476):
2. ARJEL organization
ARJEL (French Online Gambling Regulatory Authority) is an independent administrative authority financed by the French State budget. Its annual budget amounts less than 10€m among which 6€m are allocated to human resources with a maximum number of agents of 58.
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