Internet sports betting is a popular business in France, and it appears business is good, as national betting regulator ARJEL reported record earnings in the second quarter of this year.
France has always had one of the most passionate sports fans in all of Europe. Their support for team France during the 2016 European Championships was powerful, and was perhaps only surpassed by the fan-favorite Irish fans.
It is now clear that the French love to bet on sports as well, as the national betting regulator ARJEL has reported record high earnings from April to June. Online sportsbooks in France are said to have taken in a staggering €585 million in bets during this time, a 73% increase from the same time last year.
The European Championship likely has a major reason for this, bringing in 17% of all sports bets from June 10th to July 10th. The betting trend continued into the Olympic Games, as ARJEL reported that French sports betting companies took in over €33.9 million on Olympic bets.
What are the best internet sports betting sites in France?
Fans of internet sports betting in France have a large number of fantastic sites to choose from. READYtoBet has been a favorites for years, offering great betting lines on a wide range of sporting events.
The French gambling news that internet sports betting is at an all time high is a positive sign for the industry here. It was only 6 years ago that the French government opened the doors for online gambling, and it now appears to be one of the strongest markets in the world.
What do you think of the news that internet sports betting in France has reached an all-time high. Will the trend continue into 2017. What will be the next major sporting event to bet on? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!