If you have read the Figaro as of Monday, February 15, 2010, you had to see a list identifying a score of “tax havens”. This list was created in order to stop established by the Ministers of Economy and Budget French. Following many problems for sites gambling for the French population and the opening of the games market in France, this law will prohibit companies declared in tax havens to obtain a French license. We should see very soon, this law established. No specific date has been announced. However, according to some sources, we can find was from June 2010. This law is designed specifically to three areas: Poker online, paris sports and of course the horse paris. The main goal is that no French company gambling is located in a tax haven.
We will now unveil the list of tax havens defined by the French State: Anguilla, Belize, Brunei, Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Guatemala, Cook and Marshall Islands, Liberia, Montserrat, Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines, St. Kitts and Navis, Saint Cilicia, Saint Vincent and conclude the Grenadines Islands.
An extensive list that will force many companies to reconsider its plans in the coming months. You’ll notice a lack of Cyprus, Malta and Gibraltar in the official list, one expects a change thereof. However, big names in online gaming, such as PartyPoker and Bwin are arranged in Gibraltar.
The government has the idea to take over the business mix “tax havens” and “gambling”. Many companies such as Absolute Poker or Ultimate Bet are in line with the French state as they are installed for several years in Costa Rica.