The French law that would impose a 7.5 percent tax on online sports and horseracing wagers and a 2 percent levy on poker bets has met a last minute snag with the regulation on online poker in the form of a complaint filed by Malta. The online sports betting and horse race betting will open up next week as planned however, the online poker plans have been postponed for at least a month.
The complaint from Malta does not really come as a surprise, the claim the new law which requires operators to be licensed in France, is in violation of the EU standard on free movement and trade. These same concerns were brought up earlier in the week by others as well.
The poker element of the new French law cannot move forward until the concerns raised by Malta are addressed and France now has up to a month to reply. Next week, some betting websites will be legal and regulated for some of the gambling services they offer but not others and the French regulator Arjel will announce the 15 betting sites that can legally operate in France.
The penalty for operating illegally in France will be to three years in prison and a €45,000 fine. As reported earlier, Betfair and William Hill has already stopped taking bets from France and though William Hill is considering getting a French license, Betfair has setup a petition challenging the new policy claiming much like Malta has, that citizen of the EU should be able to choose any EU online gambling site.
EGT Digital is pleased to announce a collaboration with Lithuanian brand, MrSlotty. The Bulgarian company, EGT, will have the opportunity to deliver to its customers the latest gaming content from the provider. Also, they will profit from the advanced platform and third-party content from the Lithuanian operator. By accumulating a wide range of third-party games, EGT will be able to deliver its premium content to providers around the globe.
Meeting Players’ Needs
Casino operator, Red Rake Gaming (RRG), has grown its presence in the Eastern European market following a partnership with Pokerdom, which it praises as one of the biggest providers in the region. As a result of this deal, the provider from Spain and Malta will distribute its lobby of slot games to Joker Online and Pokerdom. Red Rake Gaming continues to push the limits with new gaming concepts based on the experience of players in the game development cycle.
There is a brand-new online casino on the horizon, and it’s one that is ready to pounce and pack a punch: Lucky Tiger is the name and it’s all business! Gamified quests, generous winning potential and much more makes this online gambling establishment a place to look out for in the final quarter of 2020!
A Bit About Lucky Tiger
Let’s first take a look at Lucky Tiger’s origins.