French government’s new gambling law bans Betfair and all exchanges

The French government has effectively outlawed the online betting exchange Betfair after passing an amendment to new gambling laws. These are being closely watched by sports bodies in the UK which are lobbying the government to bring in similar regulations.Under a surprise last-minute amendment, betting exchanges such as Betfair that allow punters to lay as well as place bets were excluded from the legislation in a move that the company described as “discriminatory”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/oct/08/betfair-banned-france-gambling-law

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