Charles Coppolani (ARJEL): Online gambling regulation – 10 years later

Charles Coppolani, President of the French online gambling regulatory authority (ARJEL), reviews the liberalization of online gambling and speaks about the privatization of the Française des jeux.

Interview conducted by Pauline de Lanzac, Partner, Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats, Paris.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2010, the gambling sector was partially liberalised with the licensing of online poker, sports betting and horse betting and the opening of these games to competition. In terms of liberalisation, it was rather the regularisation of a de facto situation that had been in place for several years. What is your assessment of this almost decade of competition? Is illegal supply now under control? The fight against illegal supply is indeed largely at the origin of the law of 12 May 2010 and the creation of the ARJEL. By authorising these three segments of online gambling, the legislator's objective was to bring an illegal online offer, which is prolific but

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  • French Online Gambling Regulatory Authority (Paris)
  • Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats (Paris)


Charles Coppolani, Pauline de Lanzac, Charles Coppolani (ARJEL): Online gambling regulation – 10 years later, November 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 91841, pp. 14-18

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