Southern France is a defined geographic area that includes the French regions bordering the Atlantic Ocean south of Marais Poitevin, Spain, Mediterranean Sea, and Italy.
All land-based gambling activities in Southern French territory is legalized, and this is part of the reason why France is so open to regulating all online gambling.
The Gambling Act was passed and enforced in 2010. Although it marked the beginning of the regulated interactive online gambling industry, it continues to contribute to limiting the volume of the market available to players in France.
Regulatory bodies allow gamblers to engage in online poker, sports betting, and horse racing betting, primarily because of games of skill.
However, games based on chance are in turn prohibited under the text of the same law. Gambling, table, and club games, except for poker and gambling and exchange games, are forbidden under French jurisdiction.