Poker degen sues French government

Poker degen sues French government

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A long term loser at the poker tables is suing the French government for €100,000, saying that they should have prevented him from accessing online poker sites.

The unnamed 37-year-old registered with French authorities last year so that he could be barred from visiting bricks and mortar casinos and their online equivalents. The lawyer for the 37-year-old, Emanuel Ludot, said that his client was still able to access online poker sites despite the ban.

The French interior is accused of registering the man using an incorrect address, enabling him to carry on playing.

Problem gamers in France can register with authorities so that they are barred from live and virtual casinos. Around 36,000 people are currently believed to be on the register.

Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Tags: law, France, online poker