France has a long history of gaming with many different gambling establishment. The country has hundreds of casinos and bingo halls which have been played in for many years. France is also the home of roulette which was founded around the 17th century in the country and many forms of betting have been made popular throughout the country's history. The brick-and-mortar casinos allow players to enjoy a number of games. However, online casinos can only allow certain types of games under their license.
France's gaming is regulated and licensed by the National Gambling Authority of France. They consider licenses for casino gambling, racing, sports betting, and lotteries. However, gaming operators attract high taxation and this has resulted in some operators leaving the industry. This means that many unlicensed foreign operators still run in the country.
Despite this challenging conditions, France still enjoys gambling in many forms and has a history of progress. For example, they lowered gambling age from 21 to 18 in 1987. It was known as gambling-friendly in Europe around this time. This shows that France values gaming.
The National Gambling Authority will continue to offer a fair and ethical gaming experience. However, regulatory reform is needed in France to attract more casino operators and online casinos.