Friday, 23 April 2010

Sacré bleu

I see that the French are expecting to have 30 applications for licences under their new gambling legislation.

That's down from the 200 that they originally expected; and from the 100 that they revised that estimate to; and the 50 that they then settled on.

And it's a far cry from the 5,000-odd online gambling sites that they identified in their government-commissioned Durieux report.

I wonder what that tells us.


  1. Mark- any idea if and when the French Open tennis markets will be put up on Betfair? I take it the lack of markets only a month before the event starts is something to do with the issues above?


  2. Hi John -

    I believe we won't be loading them until a week or so before the event.

  3. It tells us that we need to sit down with a couple of good bottles of wine and read the 125 page "provisional" technical requirements document & get on with it :-))