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ANJ blocks French access to  Stake.com and cbet.gg websites 

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s national gambling regulator – has publicly reprimanded Stake.com and cbet.gg for operating ‘aggressive illegal gambling websites’ that target the French public. The rebuke was made as ANJ secured a ‘blocking order’ by the Paris Court of Justice demanding French internet providers to immediately cease IP access to Stake.com and cbet.gg domains. In its …

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ANJ issues yellow card on Euro 2020 advertising failures

France’s licensed operators have been warned by the L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) of ‘crossing the line on betting advertising volumes’ during this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 championship. The rebuke follows a review carried out by ANJ of operator advertising campaigns during the football tournament, in which France’s regulatory agency had previously warned incumbents of upholding their marketing duties back …

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ANJ appoints ‘ethics pro’ Christel Fiorina as market integrity lead 

 l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed the appointment of Christel Fiorina as the regulator’s first Market, Compliance and Player Protections Director, helping maintain the market integrity of French gambling’s new unified regulatory era.  A seasoned executive of France’s civil service, Fiorina joins ANJ’s leadership team from DGE – France’s National Enterprise Agency, where she led policy development projects assisting …

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ANJ signs research accord with French Drugs Observatory

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) France’s unified gambling regulatory agency has moved to significantly bolster its research and understanding of gambling addiction and disorders forming a working accord with OFDT – the French ‘Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The two agencies will work together on projects examining the ‘complex phenomena of gambling addiction’ and how to expand treatment of …

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AskGamblers dispute service to cover sports betting

Online gambling player community AskGamblers has expanded its customer mediation service to cover sports betting-related disputes.    The Catena Media owned property has operated its ‘AskGamblers casino complaint service’ (AGCCS) since 2009, returning more than $6m to customers in 2020 via settled disputes with operators. Players who seek to resolve a dispute with an AskGamblers accredited sportsbook will be paired …

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ANJ appoints Xavier Asperge as French gambling’s IT supervisor

Strengthening its compliance remit, l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has confirmed the appointment of Xavier Asperge as its Director of Technical Expertise and Systems Supervision.  Asperge will be tasked with developing the ANJ’s new tech supervisory unit, the division charged with monitoring and registering all tech-related components of licensed French gambling businesses. A qualified telecommunications engineer, …

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ANJ secures extended French Consumer Code powers

France’s Conseil d’État has granted l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) the right to prosecute licensed operators for failing to meet national laws and standards on consumer protections.  Recognised as France’s Council of State, the Conseil d’Etat serves as the government’s legal advisory for matters related to the French justice system and its Supreme Courts. The council had arbitrated a two-year …

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ANJ highlights control risks in new player survey findings

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published its ‘Gambling and Confinement’ survey analysing players gambling behaviours, habits and feelings during France’s second national lockdown.  The survey was undertaken by market research agency Harris Interactive and forms part of the ANJ’s new remit to provide a deeper understanding of French gambling dynamics. The ANJ commissioned the report in order ‘to assess …

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ANJ warns of conduct duties as France records 1m new sportsbook customers

Publishing its first ‘annual market summary’, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulator cites that French online gambling achieved record results despite the COVID-19 pandemic. France’s online betting industry recorded total revenues of €1.74 billion, up 22% on full-year 2019 results of €1.42 billion.  ANJ cites that market growth was driven by a combination of factors that …

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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