Tuesday February 9,2016 : SHARED PLAYER POOLS BACK ON THE POLITICAL TABLE IN FRANCE?
Amendments to Digital Bill planned for April?
The French political and regulatory establishment certainly knows how to keep the overtaxed online poker sector on tenterhooks, especially when it comes to the oft-debated question of player pool sharing.
Just weeks after it was reported that the shared player pools so essential for success in the sector have again been denied by French legislators, news has emerged from France that the issue may once again be on the legislative table by way of suggested amendments to the Digital Bill to be presented in April after some strenuous lobbying by the regulator ARJEL.
Whether operator and player hopes for a wider player pool will be achieved this time around is open to question; there have been several disappointments in the past despite strong indications that progress was being made.