The Aviation Club de France, a more than 100-year-old gambling club in Paris that was raided by police in September of last year and shut down over alleged misconduct, including alleged money laundering, has been ordered to undergo judicial liquidation.
In other words, the card room is no more.
The Aviation Club de France is widely regarded as one of France’s most legendary poker rooms. The main games played at the Aviation club were baccarat, poker and backgammon.
According to reports, numerous members of the French poker community tried to keep the poker room open, but to no avail. Some are worried about the fate of other French card rooms.
2014 WSOP Hall of Fame nominee Bruno Fitoussi (not accused of any involvement in the Aviation Club de France bust) introduced Texas hold’em to France in 1995 at the club.