he French government likely feared that the end of the World Cup would reduce the number of sports bets. And although that is true, other sectors of the online gambling industry have been quietly increasing in terms of the number of online gamblers, revenue and the number of offshore companies getting involved.
Probably the most exciting piece of online gambling industry related news is that Playtech, one of the most widely recognized online gambling software companies, has decided to launch its iPoker network in France. This is especially exciting for poker players who will now be able to play alongside some of the world’s top poker players.
Currently, 11 offshore online casino operators now have access to the French gambling market; this also means that online gamblers in France have open access to some of the best offshore online casinos. Players can now choose to gamble at Bwin, PartyGaming, PokerStars and many others. The Microgaming network, together with 888, was also recently granted an online gambling license to operate in the country, opening the doors even further for online gamblers.
Once all the excitement surrounding the World Cup settles, the sports betting industry is expected to pick back up. People will resume betting on regular games, rooting for their favourite teams as well as the underdogs in the hopes of winning big.