French Minister of the Interior to consider relaxing casino location laws Phil, G3 Newswire · February 22, 2021 at 1:30 am A report submitted to the French Minister of the Interior has suggested expanding the list of eligible cities able to host casinos. Currently 38 French departments out of 101, do not have a casino. According to MP Jean-Luc Warsmann, a relaxation will be proposed for tourist municipalities. The report proposes that a municipality labelled a tourist City and part of a community of more than 100,000 inhabitants should be able to operate a casino. Casinos fall under the law of June 15, 1907, which initially only allowed seaside resorts or spa towns to host a casino. This legislation was later expanded to climatic stations, then in 1988 to the cities at the head of an agglomeration of more than 500,000 inhabitants with specific criteria. Jean-Luc Warsmann and Didier Herbillion, mayor of Sedan in the Ardennes region of France, have been pushing for the relaxation of this legislation for more than 15 years.