The body representing France's licensed online gaming operators has renewed its call for changes to French gambling regulations following record betting on the UEFA Euro 2016 championship, which failed to translate into meaningful earnings for the bookmakers. 

The Association Française du Jeu en Ligne (AFJEL) said that the record betting volume witnessed during the Euro 2016 tournament should not distract from the need for urgent structural reform of the country’s iGaming market.

The warning followed the recent release of figures by French online gaming regulator the Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL), which showed that Euro 2016 attracted more than €137m in online bets with French-licensed operators.

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