French Online Casinos

French online gambling laws are very restrictive and as a result very few online casinos offer real money play to French citizens. We list a handful of options.

The French love of games and entertainment has always meant that this nation enjoys gambling in all shapes and forms. Card games, especially, are considered something of a national pastime, and it is believed - especially among Frenchmen - that the 52 card deck, blackjack and the roulette wheel all originated in France! Despite tough government control on the French gambling industry, much leniency has been seen in the past couple of years, which includes the opening of the online gambling industry to foreign competition.

List of 45 French Online Casinos

  Casino   Type Value Software  
Tropezia Palace Casino Match €100 Betsoft Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt Claim Match €1 Betsoft Gaming, Microgaming Claim
Casino Adrenaline Match €200 Betsoft Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Casino Fiz Match €1500 Betsoft Gaming Claim
Casino Luck Match €500 Betsoft Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Celtic Casino Cashback €100 Blue Gem Gaming Claim
Dragonara Casino Match €200 Betsoft Gaming, Evolution Gaming, IGT, NetEnt Claim
Fairway Casino Match €100 Visionary Igaming Claim
Huge Slots Casino Match Unlimited Betsoft Gaming, NetEnt Claim
Jackpot 247 Casino Match €200 Evolution Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech Claim
Jackpotjoy Casino Match €100 Gamesys Claim
La Riviera Casino Match €200 RTG Claim
MegaScratch Casino Match €410 NetEnt Claim
Optibet Casino Match €800 Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Paf Casino Cashback €100 Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Reef Club Casino Match €300 Dragonfish, NetEnt, Playtech Claim
Simons Casino Match €250 Claim
Slots Million Casino Match €100 Cryptologic, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech Claim
Smart Live Casino Match €1000 Betsoft Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Sun Maker Casino Match €150 Claim
Zinger Spins Casino Match €10 Dragonfish, NetEnt Claim
Casino848 Match €200 Cryptologic, Dragonfish Claim
Gaming Club Casino Match €350 Microgaming Claim
Pantasia Casino Match €777 Rival Gaming Claim
Casino Moons Match €255 Topgame Claim
LuckyDino Casino Match €400 Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Prism Casino Match $3500 RTG Claim
Slot Madness Casino Match $4000 RTG Claim
Bovada Casino Match $2000 Betsoft Gaming, RTG Claim
Club Gold Casino Match $2250 Microgaming Claim
Grande Vegas Casino Match $300 RTG Claim
Jackpot Capital Casino Match $250 RTG Claim
Liberty Slots Casino Match $777 WGS Technology Claim
Miami Club Casino Match $800 WGS Technology Claim
mRiches Casino Match £500 Microgaming, NetEnt Claim
Palace of Chance Casino Match $500 RTG Claim
Planet 7 Casino Match Unlimited RTG Claim
Pots of Luck Casino Match £500 IGT, NetEnt Claim
Silver Oak Casino Match $0 RTG Claim
Sloto Cash Casino Match $7777 RTG Claim
SlotsOfVegas Casino Match $2500 RTG Claim
Uptown Aces Casino Match $8888 RTG Claim
Wild Vegas Casino Match Unlimited RTG Claim
Ruby Slots Casino Match $1000 RTG Claim
Slotastic Casino Match $250 RTG Claim
Supported Languages French
Currencies Euro (EUR)
Preferred Payment Methods Entropay

Gambling in France

For many years, the French government believed that in order to keep problem gambling to a minimum, and to ensure that all profits from this industry come back to the state, it would need to have a complete monopoly over French casinos. And so, while it is quite possible to find any type of gambling, ranging from casinos to lottery, and from horse racing to slots gaming (which was legalized in 1988), the government still keeps a sharp eye on the market and only allows a form of gambling after the Justice Minister sanctions it.

Popular casinos can be found in the south of France, such as the Palais de la Mediterranee Casino in Nice, while the Casino Barriere d'Enghien-les-Bains is a good choice for Parisians. All in all, there are 160 state licensed casinos in the country.

All lotteries and betting activities are conducted by La Francasise des Jeux, while Le Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has power over French sports betting.

Online Gambling in France

While French online gambling has always been a sticky subject due to tough laws and the question on how to regulate this industry, many changes have taken place in recent years. In 2010, new laws were officially implemented, essentially allowing offshore online casinos, poker sites and sports betting companies to offer their services and compete with local gambling sites. Obtaining a license is a difficult process and operators are still up against some tough restrictions, however, in the grand scheme of things, French online casinos are now more widely available, and local players have an excellent range of choice and variety.

French online casinos offer players the opportunity to play in their own language and pay in Euros, and there are over 100 of these sites available, many of them powered by software groups such as Real Time Gaming and Microgaming. The most popular form of payment among French online gamblers is by debit or credit card, while alternative methods such as Entropay and the PaySafe card are also accepted.

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