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French online sports betting continued its positive trajectory in 2019 ahead of a shift in the basis of taxation from turnover to revenue, while lottery monopoly FDJ completed a successful privatisation in what has become a period of considerable flux for France’s traditionally stable gambling market.
Despite the fact that EU countries are generally some of the most mature markets when it comes to regulating online gambling, a few have yet to issue any licences. In Germany, the latest amendments to the gambling regulatory framework entered into force at the beginning of 2020, allowing for an unlimited number of online sports-betting licences to be issued straightaway.