Between 200 to 300 million euros will be played illegally at the World Cup football in South Africa (June 11-July 11, 2010) if France can not open on that date the market paris sports online competition, said Monday a specialist.
International consultant in marketing and communication, author of a study published in October on the opening games online, Francis Merlin said it is unlikely that France is ready by June At a conference in Paris that brought together stakeholders this month of December following, most participants had expressed serious doubts about the entry into force of the law for the World Cup football in June 2010.
The device that must implement the Regulatory Authority Online Games (Arjel) is extremely heavy, Merlin said Francis, adding that “it is unlikely that France is ready for the month of June.” According to this expert, “World Cup of soccer will represent 60 to 70% of sales of sports paris France in 2010, from about 200 to 300 million euros, which will then played for the essentially on illegal sites.
This situation may cause an extremely damaging to the legal operators of Paris in France (French Games and PMU), but also for all industry players of online games. “The state will also lose, since it will deprive itself of the duty set at 7.5%.
To recall, the bill was passed by MPs but must be considered at the earliest during February by Senators. Francis Merlin calls for a “political awareness for the rapid France is ready to, if necessary, the granting of provisional licenses.