Following rapid expansion in the recently liberalised Italian market, skill gaming developer GameAccount has formally launched its French network and submitted an application for a licence in that country, which is due to open up its market next year (see previous InfoPowa reports).
France is to become the second major European country after Italy to set up a new gaming environment in which licences are awarded and taxes paid locally - whilst those not licensed are effectively banned.
GameAccount’s first French deal was announced earlier this month – an innovative white-label agreement to provide international sports and lifestyle firm Born.com with GameAccount’s portfolio of skill games including dominoes, multiplayer blackjack and backgammon.
The French version of the site is due to go live on 1st December.
GameAccount hopes to replicate its success in Italy, which has seen the company secure licenses with over 60 percent of the country’s sports betting, scratch and poker operators including SNAI, Sisal and Cogetech as well as national lottery operator Lottomatica over the past year.
Following an example set in Italy with popular local games such as Briscola and Sette e Mezzo, GameAccount plan to offer localised games to the French market, such as Belote, slated for development next year.
Launch activity in the new territory will be spearheaded by Eric Guedj, GameAccount’s newly appointed France country manager. He will be responsible for local business development and government liason. Eric has a long history in international gaming, having launched the World Series of Backgammon in 2006 and most recently in his role as project manager for Partouche Interactive.
“It’s a very exciting role and I’m pleased to be working with GameAccount at such an important time both for the company and for French skill gaming in general,” commented Guedj. “The success with which the Italian network developed puts a lot of pressure on us to achieve a similar rate of growth, but it’s a challenge that we are confident about and very well equipped to meet.”
“This strategy of setting up local partnerships in the new jurisdictions, especially with major incumbent organisations, like SNAI and our other partners in Italy, is to be rolled out across Europe in line with new gaming policies,” said Kevin Dale, GameAccount CEO. “The French territory is our next priority and Eric will be working with potential partners and the French government to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. We have every belief that our portfolio of skill games will be as popular as they are elsewhere – if not more so.”
All News Categories
- General Gambling News (6875)
- Gambling Law & Society News (3451)
- Casino Games (3081)
- Casino Software (2923)
- Land Based Casino News (461)
- Promotions & Bonuses (304)
- Casino Banking (200)
- Casino Tournaments (111)
- General Poker News (53)
- General Sportsbook News (41)
- General Bingo News (38)
- LCB News (37)
- LCB Approved Casinos (21)
- Casino Warnings (18)
- Bingo Software (11)
- Bingo Games (9)
- Predatory Terms (6)
- Online Poker Tournaments (5)
Most Viewed ArticlesSee all
Live activity feed
"Halloween at Cashmio Bigger sign-up bonus! Valid: 26th Oct – 2nd Nov.2016 On signup: 50 free spins on Dracula instead of 20 free spins on Aloha Cashmio Champions Race Valid: 26th Oct – 2nd Nov.2016 Players can choose one of the appointed slots and start spinning for the top list. Normal Mode: Bet at least £/€0.20 on selected slots, FS prizes are credited on Red Riding Hood. Games: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Dracula, Lost in Vegas and Red Riding Hood. Prizes: 1st;€100 - 2nd;€75 – 3rd;€50 – 4th;100 Free Spins – 5th 50 Free spins– 6th to 10th place 20 Free spins Hardcore Mode: Bet at least £/€1 on selected slots, MDS prizes are credited on Red Riding Hood. Games: Zombies, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man and Psycho Prizes: 1st;€500 - 2nd;€250 – 3rd;€100 – 4th;80 MDS – 5th 50 MDS – 6th to 10th place 20 MDS"READ
"BetVictor Casino - £3,500 Halloween Giveaway! Valid: 00:01 CET 25th October – 23:59 CET 30th October 2016 For every £/€10 wagered on one or a combination of our qualifying slots during the promotional period, you’ll receive one entry into the prize draw. With a total of €/£3,500 in the prize pool somebody will sure be in for a treat this Halloween. The prize draw will be held on the 31.10.16. The prize winners will be picked at random from all qualifying players. Prizes up for grabs are as follows: 1 x €/£1,500, 2 x €/£500 and 10 x €/£50 Upon completion of the promotion winners be will selected at random and notified once they are awarded their prizes. Featured Games During Promotion • Charms and Witches • Psycho • Medusa • Merlin’s Magic Respins • Spin Sorceress • Wolfpack Pays • King Kong • Witch Pickings"READ
"7BitCasino - Halloween Raffle The raffles will be held from October 26 till November 2For each 50€(or btc eqivalent) wagered in Paranormal activity and Hansel & Gretel a player will get 1 point. The first 5 players who manage to accumulate the most points will be rewarded. 1st Place - 1000€2nd Place - 750€3rd Place - 500€4th Place - 250€5th Place - 200€ For each 25€ (or btc eqivalent) wagered in Spooky Family and The Best Witch a player will get 1 point, The first 5 players who manage to accumulate the most points will be rewarded. 1st Place - 750€2nd Place - 500€3rd Place - 250€4th Place - 200€5th Place - 100€"READ
"Intertops Red Casino - Halloween Bonuses! * Expires on November 6th 2016.* All codes must be redeemed in consecutive order.* The min. deposit amount for code 1 is USD20.* The min. deposit amount for code 2 + code 3 is USD45 each.* The extra-spins can be redeemed only after redeeming the 3 deposit coupons.* Max. cashout for the Extra-Bonus is USD200.* General terms and conditions apply."READ
lcb activities in the last 24 hours
- new members
- members online
- guests online
- new posts
- free games played