Tag Archives: ANJ

iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

SBC News iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

If Latin America was most often mentioned as the region of focus for both suppliers and operators during ICE London last week, when it came to France all the questions and industry chatter focused on whether online casino (or iCasino as the natives say) regulation was a real possibility in the near-to-medium term. This was perfectly illustrated during the roundtable …

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Maarten Haijer, EGBA: Europe requires greater cooperation on forthcoming gambling resolutions

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

Ahead of ICE London’s opening day, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), outlines the trade body’s proactive approach to 2024’s regulatory agenda, which will likely be disrupted by general elections across multiple markets. The EGBA remains committed to fostering cooperation among operators and key stakeholders to improve standards and harmonisation practices of dynamic and evolving …

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ANJ updates RG measures and sets out 2024 policy goals

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The Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s gambling authority has updated its framework related to how operators should protect minors and players at risk of excessive or pathological gambling. The French gambling regulator said the framework was set up to implement a sustainable and recreational business model among land-based and online operators in the country and while new studies set …

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ANJ to prioritise player protection in 2024-26 strategy

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, ANJ

France’s gambling regulator Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has placed reducing excessive gambling and the protection of minors at the heart of its 2024-26 strategic plan and has called on all economic and institutional stakeholders to work alongside it to reach those targets. ANJ’s plan marks the end of its first cycle of regulation since it succeeded ARJEL as industry …

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ANJ revamps ‘sports list’ to deepen scope of betting markets

SBC News ANJ revamps ‘sports list’ to deepen scope of betting markets

Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling authority has updated the list of authorised competitions which licensed operators can offer as betting events/markets. The new ‘sports list’ was drawn up to clarify the process of approving sporting events for wagering and strengthen betting integrity on professional sports. ANJ’s list is made of two components: the competitions and sporting events authorised as betting …

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ANJ keeps close eye on advertising coverage for France’s Olympic summer

SBC News ANJ keeps close eye on advertising coverage for France’s Olympic summer

The promotional budgets of French-licensed online sports betting and gaming operators will increase by 14% on an annual basis and reach €670m in 2024, with 30% of that figure to be spent between May and July to coincide with the UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament and the Olympic Games in Paris. The figures, published by the French gambling regulator Autortié …

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FDJ takes centre stage on French gambling’s regulatory affairs

SBC News FDJ takes centre stage on French gambling’s regulatory affairs

SBC Correspondent Jake Pollard reports on the power plays of FDJ, as regulatory discussions turn to French gambling’s pending evolution… The Autorité Nationale des Jeux’s (ANJ) recent report into the illegal online casino market in France confirmed previously published estimates of its size, value and exposure to consumers. Yet, the question of its regulation and the possible outcome that Groupe FDJ may …

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MGA’s Rachel Bezzina to chair GREF AML Working Group

SBC News MGA's Rachel Bezzina to chair GREF AML Working Group

The Gambling Regulators European Forum (GREF) has appointed Rachel Bezzina, AML Manager of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), to co-chair its newly established AML Working Group. Rachel Bezzina will co-chair the Working Group alongside Christophe Vidal, the Chief Coordinator of AML and Fraud Monitoring for l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s National Gambling Authority. GREF is a forum for …

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EGBA calls on French authorities to get real on regulating online casino 

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded to growing concerns regarding French gambling’s exposure to black market activities, urging relevant authorities to advance discussions on regulating online casino gaming. The Brussels-based trade and standards body expressed its concerns following the publication of a new study commissioned by l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s Unified Gambling Authority. The study’s …

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ANJ reveals France’s €1.5bn exposure to black market casinos

SBC News ANJ reveals France's €1.5bn exposure to black market casinos

Long-awaited study confirms estimates of illegal market as 3 million French players visit unlicensed sites , as study estimates play on illegal casino to be between €748m and €1.5bn in GGR… Illegal online casinos targeting France are estimated to generate between €748m and €1.5bn in GGR, according to a study commissioned by the Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the country’s …

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