Sports betting powers French online GGR to €1.42bn in 2019 iGaming Business · February 18, 2020 at 6:04 am France’s online gaming market revenue grew 18.1% year-on-year to €1.42bn in 2019, thanks in part to a 27.3% increase in the contirbution from sports betting, according to online gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL). Sports betting made up the majority of French igaming revenue for the year, at €880m, despite the lack of a major international football tournament, and compared to a prior year that included the Fifa World Cup. ARJEL noted that this did lead to sports betting revenue growth slowing after a 56% increase in revenue for 2018. This figure came on a record €5.06bn worth of stakes on sports bets, up 30% year-on-year. Almost all of these stakes came on fixed-odds bets, with €14m staked on pool bets.