Gambling in France
France and excitement are integral parts of each other, because it was here that the first progenitors of modern gambling establishments appeared. And it is not at all surprising that it was here in the 17th century that the first gambling house appeared, which the locals met with indignation. The chief financial curator, who was put in the service of Louis XIV, ordered to open the first gambling establishment to replenish the state treasury. In addition to a huge selection of card games, it was also an innovation – the game of roulette, which soon became famous and popular all over the world.
Quickly appreciating the good benefits of gambling, casinos in Lyon and throughout France began to grow, like mushrooms after rain, improving and developing more and more. Unfortunately, the French revolution, which came in the country, did not give an opportunity to continue the further development of gambling in the country, since a corresponding decree was issued, which prohibited the activities of gambling houses. After that, gambling had to go through more than once the peaks of its development and a series of bans. The next wave of their evolution can be considered the coming to power of the emperor Napoleon, but soon this happy period for gaming clubs was also completed. Only in 1861, the Frenchman Maurice Blanc received the first grant to open a gambling establishment in the Principality of Monaco. The building was built for him by the famous architect Granier. Already seven years later, in 1868, this gambling house received worldwide recognition. Since that time, this business has become considered an excellent source of income in the country. To this day, this country is considered the capital of gambling, as well as a place with many wonderful resorts for both winter holidays and for spending time on the Cote d’Azur.
A very interesting fact is that such a game, like roulette, owes its origin to the French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. In his time, the obsession was to create a perpetual motion for science. Pascal, also worked on the search for such an over-mechanism and was not alienated from this idea. So, in 1655, he gave the world the familiar roulette, which to this day is one of the most favorite entertainment in a gambling environment.
Lyon is a city located in the South-East of France, through which the main thoroughfares pass, which connect the north of the country and the Mediterranean coast. It is here that the Lyon casino Le Lyon Vert is located, which is considered the second most important in France. It was founded in 1882. A century later, it was absorbed by the network of gambling institutions Partouche. Labor and substantial funds invested in updating the gambling house made it a real business card of the holding. The huge reception hall and a luxurious restaurant for gourmet gourmets themselves became favorite places for those who decided to spend a few hours in this unforgettable city.
One of the most famous gambling houses in France has in its arsenal more than four hundred slot machines, more than 200 slot machines, and almost as many video poker machines. Of course, there is a wide selection of traditional board games in the gambling establishment. In this gambling house there are four tables with European roulette and one with American, six tables of Texas Hold’em, three tables – blackjack, three tables – balls, as well as one table for playing stud poker. In addition, there are regular parties with tea parties, various exhibitions, performances. Exhibits are hung in the spacious hall of the gambling house.
For gambling in this country has a special procedure for taxation. Concerning gambling clubs, a progressive tax system is used. That is, the higher the company’s profit, the greater will be the rate. The rules for calculating tax rates are as follows: organizations are allowed to deduct a quarter from the amount and gross income, and the remaining amount is subject to taxation depending on its size.
The size of local taxes mainly depends on the municipalities and does not exceed 15% of the gross profit of a gambling establishment. In addition to taxes, all gambling organizations still pay certain fixed fees.
So every day the budget of the municipality receives a fee for each roulette opened and for all subsequent roulette, if they were also open.
It should be noted that all the measures taken by local and state authorities to stabilize the gambling business in the country really showed impressive real results. The updated national legislation not only preserved the old business, but also contributed to the creation of new, larger enterprises, which are no longer limited to France alone, but also export high-quality gambling to other countries.
Licensing gambling and casinos in Lyon
Currently, the Ministry of Justice is in charge of issuing gambling licenses in the country.