France's regulated online gaming market saw first quarter revenue grow by 28 per cent year-on-year, driven predominantly by an increase in active players across all verticals.

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) for sports betting, betting on horse racing and poker grew to €281m for the quarter, with amounts wagered rising 21 per cent to €2.82bn.

The country's iGaming regulator L'Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) said this was largely down to increased player activity, with the number of accounts active each week climbing from 1.5m to 1.9m, a 25 per cent year-on-year rise.

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