France’s Digital Bill To Recognise E-Sports, Deepen Poker Liquidity

France’s wide-ranging Digital Republic Bill, which will allow international poker liquidity for the first time while also lifting the threat of prosecution from e-sports tournaments, will enter into force in “a matter of days”, according to one of the country’s leading gaming lawyers.

On July 20, the National Assembly adopted the “long-awaited Digital Republic Bill", a comprehensive bill that aims to regulate the digital sphere within French society.

Although the focus of the bill is on access to public data, net neutrality and the protection of individual rights, the measure will also profoundly affect gaming in France.

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