About time, hopefully more states and countries will follow

France's fenced-in online poker experiment appears to be over, as the country is set to move into shared liquidity with other European nations, CardsChat reported Saturday.

In 2010, France fenced in its poker players, segregating them from the rest of the worldwide player pool. What followed was a steady decline in online poker revenues in France. Cash game revenues dropped by 33 percent over a three-year period. Players were flocking to unregulated sites, with a reported 47 percent of French poker players using them, including 23.5 percent saying they played exclusively on unregulated sites.