Online Casino Highlights - France 2009Published December 29, 2009 by OCR Editor
Few casinos in the world can compare to the panache of the Lyon Vert Casino and the Palais de la Mediterranee Casino, and French online casinos are surging ahead too.
This article is part of a series of 2009 summaries in online gambling worldwide. For more on France, visit the localized Online Casino Reports France.
2009 has been a stellar year for online gaming in France. Among the year's best performers were the several poker, casino and bingo operators.
Big brands lead the way
The prize for best online casino goes to the majestic Casino King. This fully-loaded online casino offers card, table and slots games galore and promises players nothing less than the ‘Royal Treatment.'
When it comes to poker, it is Titan Poker that claims the most coveted prize. Titan Poker offers the industry's leading fully-supported poker card rooms and is powered by world-class Playtech software.
On the bingo front, Ruby Bingo paves the way for this dazzling, interactive game of luck and fun. Bingo popularity has grown in leaps and bounds of late and this Bingo room comes up trumps.
September 2009 was the month of surprises for a rural French village near Aix-en-Provence, named Venelles. The biggest-ever EuroMillions lottery was hit by 15 hard-working locals. For these Frenchmen, €100 million ensured that Christmas came early.
Big-Time Local Winners
- Alain M played Beach Life on March 21 and won €1,812,934
- Alain M played Beach Life on June 21 and won €1,129,008
- Mikhael J played Gold Rally on 31 Jan and won €907,904
- Erden P played Silent Samurai on April 13 and won €291,695
Thanks to some innovative technology from Casino King, the release of a brand new iPhone and android casino has been made possible.
Great New Products
Another French favorite online casino - JackpotCity Casino - is going to release the Hellboy video slot on 14th January 2010. This Microgaming comics adaptation is licensed to Dark Horse Comics and features a 5-reel, 20-payline multiple coin game with Wild and Scatter symbols.
Cycling enthusiasts will be thrilled that 97th Le Tour de France 2010 gets off to a racing start on Saturday July 3rd thru Sunday July 25th 2010. But the big event of the year is the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In 2009 the French National Assembly voted 302 to 206 in favor of approving online gaming which gives government permission to license private companies - the next challenge is the French Senate which holds the key to unlocking France's online gaming potential.
Looking ahead to 2010
France looks set to continue in its push for privatization of online casinos in 2010. Solid operators in Ruby Bingo, Titan Poker and Casino King look set to enjoy another bumper year with French gaming enthusiasts.
We leave you with a picture of Miss France 2009 Chole Mortaud.