Online gambling software developer Cyberarts has scored something of a coup in the soon-to-opened French online gambling market by inking a deal with state monopoly Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) to provide an online poker product.
 
According to reports in egrmagazine.com , the American company will have the online poker room up and running for real money in good time for the start of the new French Internet gambling era around early 2010, but will possibly launch free-to-play operations before then.
 
The selection of Cyberarts may have been influenced by that company's success in providing the software for Gioco Digitale, the first Italian operator to launch under the more enlightened online gambling laws in that country. In that instance, Cyberarts and the client cooperated with the Italian regulatory body AAMS to ensure that the stringent technical requirements were met.