To the delight of the European online gambling operators, the finance commission of the Senate ruled that one of the conditions in the draft law was uncalled for and has decided to modify it. Many private operators do cater to French players. The draft law required these operators to close down the accounts of their existing French clients before they could apply for licenses under the new policy. According to a report in iGaming France, the Senate has held that this requirement is not needed. The report quoted Senator Francois Trucy as saying, "The issue of the closure of French accounts is not in question; operators will be able to carry on working with French players between the law being passed and licenses being handed out." However the operators who would be given licenses would have to create new sites with an .fr extension and move their existing French players from their current sites to the new sites.