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Online gambling in France - statistics & facts

The online gambling market can be divided into poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery, horse race betting, and other types. Because of technological advancements and the development of legislation that legalizes many forms of online gambling, Europe is expected to witness a notable growth in individual European online gambling markets. After the UK passed legislation to legalize online gambling, many other European countries such as Italy, Spain, and France followed the trend. In 2018, approximately 42.5 percent of the online gambling market in Europe was made up of online sports betting.

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.

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