Intralot Group Acquires French Online Sports Betting License

Published Tuesday, October 12, 2010 -

Intralot the Greek gambling operation announced recently that the firm has signed a deal  with ARJEL the French online gambling regulatory authority. One of only a handful of licenses granted so far, Intralot France has been awarded an Online Sports Betting license with a 5 year renewable term.
Intralot France will focus on opportunities in online sports betting exploiting in particular its sports betting solution. The company also aims to submit subsequent requests to  ARJEL for online horse betting and poker licences.

The approval by the French National Assembly of a bill introducing a licensing regime that was enacted in May 2010 and concerns three different online activities, horse race betting, sports betting and poker.

Intralot Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, commented, "The online license that Intralot was granted in France is a very important step towards the implementation of our plans to capitalise on the major opportunity represented by the growth of the regulated European online gaming sector. With a population of 65 million and a strong tradition in the lottery and gaming industries, France will play a pivotal role for INTRALOT Interactive in the new era of regulated online gaming. We are looking forward to bringing our pioneering services and products, as well as exciting entertainment experiences to the French market."

France is now the second major continental market to regulate the online gambling following Italy and has received praise for the control and pace of the liberalization of the online gambling industry there.

Intralot Interactive is the online gaming subsidiary of the massive Intralot Group and it focuses on the emerging online gambling market in Europe and beyond. Intralot Interactive has an extended portfolio of services in Technology, Operations and Marketing a leader in the interactive gaming market. It's a modern, dynamic and innovative company equipped with knowledge of the industry and experience staff. 



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