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The Netherlands, South Africa take different approaches to iGaming

This week, two countries have announced that are taking vastly different approaches to online gambling. While the Netherlands has decided to license and regulate online poker — and online poker only — South Africa's courts have banned online gambling completely.

GPWA podcast with Everest Affiliates on French regulations

GPWA Managing Editor Vin Narayanan is joined by Itsik and Dorrit from Everest Affiliates for a talk about the new regulations for online poker in France and what it means for affiliates.

France issues 17 online gambling licenses

The French government issued 17 online gambling licenses to 11 different operators Tuesday for betting on sports, horse racing and poker.

France: William Hill terminate French online business

Following regulatory changes, William Hill pull out of the French online gambling business.

Right2Bet makes its GPWA debut

Right2Bet discusses European regulations in general and takes a closer look at France's new online gambling law in its first article for the GPWA and APCW.

French remote gambling law fails EU tests

The Remote Gambling Association says the remote gambling law adopted by the lower House of the French Parliament does not adhere to EU rules.

Palais Stéphanie in Cannes reopens

Tucked between the Mediterranean Sea and the imposing Southern Alps, Palais Stéphanie reopens following the most extensive renovation of any hotel in Cannes in decades...

Court splits jackpot between rival gamblers

A French court ruled that a disputed slot machine jackpot should be shared between both parties.

Eyes turn to France as market opens up

Many online gambling operators expect a boost for their business from the 2010 scheduled opening of the French market.

Tennis-Autopsy shows Montcourt died of cardiac arrest

International news brief: Montcourt, who had just begun a five-week ban for gambling on other players' matches, suffered cardiac arrest.

European Parliament MEPs to debate online gambling rules to combat fraud, addiction, consumers

MEPs will on Monday debate whether online gambling should be regulated at a national or European level.

UK, Malta dig in heels over EU gaming initiative

International news brief: Britain and Malta have teamed up to head off moves by EU president France to forge a bloc-wide policy for regulating the multi-billion euro gambling industry.

European Poker Tour to return to Deauville

After a two-year hiatus, the PokerStars sponsored tour will return to the French town in January.

UEFA Cup matches under investigation

International news brief: UEFA is to launch a gambling investigation unit after it emerged 25 UEFA Cup matches were being studied due to irregular betting patterns.

France's Mathieu Montcourt banned from tennis circuit for betting

International News Brief: French player Mathieu Montcourt was banned from the men's tennis circuit for two months on Friday after being found guilty of betting on matches.

French bets ruling could be windfall for sport

International News Brief: French high court ruling paves way for sports governing bodies to charge betting companies for permission to offer markets on their tournaments.

France expects first online betting permits in 2009

International News Brief: France will begin issuing authorisation for online betting operators from the second half of 2009 after agreeing with the European Union to open up the market.

Scientific Games wins French contract

Scientific Games announced it has been chosen as the primary instant ticket provider to La Francaise des Jeux .

WAP affiliate program targets French market

Income Access and Gold Mobile Casino have announced that their WAP affiliate program will be targeting the French market with a new site.

Unibet CEO posts bail

Unibet CEO Petter Nylander was transferred from the Netherlands to France Wednesday and released on €200,000 bail for allegedly violating French gambling laws.

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