A proposal to dissolve French iGaming regulator ARJEL has been rejected by lawmakers in the National Assembly, who argued that a transfer of responsibilities to a government department would create a significant conflict of interest. 

The proposal to close down the online gambling regulator was put forward by Jean-Luc Warsmann of the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

It was rejected by the ruling Parti socialiste (PS), with representative Barbara Pompili stating that this was not the right time to consider a major change in the regulation of iGaming.

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