Law of March 2, 2022 on the democratization of sports in France

The text of the provisions on the sports economic model is completed.

national platform to combat fraudulent sports bettingthat already exists is enshrined in law. To combat illegal sports betting, the government through amendment to replace legal blocking illegal gambling sites on administrative blockingwhich will allow the president of the National Gaming Authority (ANJ) to draw up black list of sites which should be blocked by ISPs.

The text also provided for a device aimed at combating illegal broadcasts in sports, who has was enacted by the law of October 25, 2021 on the regulation and protection of access to cultural works in the digital age.

At the initiative of the senators sports clubs will be able to extend the first professional contracts of players from 3 to 5 yearssubject to the conclusion of a collective disciplinary agreement. Decree is planned.

MPs finally opened opportunity for professional leagues to set up a commercial companywith the support of an investment fund, manage sports rights. However, such a company cannot be established without the consent of the authorized sports federation. The league can only sell 20% of its capital to an investor. This provision is intended to respond to the challenges faced by professional clubs in order to ensure their financial sustainability at a time when their models are threatened by the economic impact of the health crisis.

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