I'm french and I must admit it really really sucks...
The point is that we pay for the room rake, and now we'll have to pay for the government rake...
Regarding FTP, they're waiting for their french licence, so it's clear that FTP will soon be available in France.
But the big problem is that if this is like PokerStars, now on the french release of PS, you can't play anymore with the rest of the world (ex: you can't play anymore the "Hubble's freerolls
" and all other tournaments)
You can only play with french players on french tournaments, and in my point of view, this is a terrible news, as terrible as the new tax imposed by France.
It's clear that it sucks, and if anyone have some work around to avoid these problems, please let me know!!!
I still have hope we can make things change in France in order to be connected again with the rest of the world!!!
I have the feeling to be in Soviet Union, with poor choices and goods available, with all good stuff in occidental countries.
But maybe if we talk about other topics, like what kind of food do you eat, France will be a little more popular than a lot of other countries