France has a "historic" year for online gambling in 2020

4/12/2021 10:02:28 AM

    Online sports, horse racing betting and poker in France have achieved "historic success" in 2020, with annual turnover rising 22% to €1.74 billion, according to a report released by the National Gaming Authority (ANJ) on Monday, French media reported.

    Betting on sports events in 2020 reached 5.3 billion euros, the highest level since it was opened in 2010, with the number of sports bookmakers increasing by more than 1 million from the previous year to 4.4 million; Total online betting on horse racing was 1.47 billion euros, up 33%; Online poker turnover soared to €446m, up 64 per cent, while the number of participants rose 53 per cent to 1.8m.