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Legislation and Context

  • In France games of chance are prohibited
  • Gambling on games of chance is only permitted with the permission of the gov't
  • There are 180 casinos in France
  • Lotteries and scratch tickets are run by: Française des Jeux
  • Legislation for the protection against excessive gambling is inexistant

Growing interest for Responsible-Gambling

  • Rapport Trucy (Trucy Report) (Sénateur François Trucy, 2002)
  • "Le scandale des addictions sans drogue" (The non-substance addiction scandal) (Professeur Jean-Luc Venisse, 2005)
  • "Protocole sur la promotion du jeu responsable" ("Protocol on Responsible-Gambling promotion) (Nicolas Sarkozy et syndicats des casinos, 2006): nov 2006 Identity checks upon casino entry and other measures
  • Rapport pour la MILDT concernant le problème des addictions aux jeux (Report for the MILDT concerning addiction problems and gambling) (Professeurs Venisse, Adès & Valleur, 2007)

  Responsible-Gambling Agenda for the end of 2007 : The 1st in France 

  • The first excessive gambling research center opened in January 2008 in Nantes
  • Le CHU de Nantes (University Medical Center of Nantes), la Française des Jeux, and le PMU signed an agreement in favor of Public Health at the end of 2007
  • The FdJ and le PMU finance the Nantes Research Center: 1 million Euros for 3 years straight
Last Updated ( jeudi, 14 fvrier 2008 )
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