Online gambling regulation varies between countries. In France, most gambling is banned from online platforms. This ban aims to limit the risks of gambling addiction. In fact, only certain types of gambling are allowed on online platforms. These are horse betting, sports betting, and online poker. Online sports betting was by far the most profitable category with a turnover close to 700 million euros in 2018. Poker and Paris horse races online revenue together amounted to around 260 million euros.
In 2018, the average online gambler spent roughly 300 euros. A reasonable amount when comparing with 2015, when 360 euros were dedicated to online gambling. However, there are strong disparities between games. Indeed, the average spending among online horse betting players in France amounted to 436 euros in 2018. Online horse race betting began to decrease after 2015, when players spent an average of 535 euros. Online poker players spent around 230 euros, and other sports betting players spent 215 euros annually.