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ANJ: Transformative 2021 marks sports betting as France’s ‘hyper-growth segment’

French gambling witnessed a ‘spectacular year of online growth’, according to the 2021 Market Report published by l’Autorite Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – French gambling’s unified regulatory authority. Mitigating continued COVID-19 circumstances impacting land-based venues and the sporting calendar, France’s gambling market recorded total GGR turnover of €10.7bn up 7% on FY2020 results of €10bn. Described ‘as the first pillar …

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FDJ targets Paris Gold launching ‘Elite Femmes’ cycling competition

Française des Jeux (FDJ), France’s national lottery operator has launched the first edition of its ‘Coupe de France Elite Femmes’ pro-cycling competition, in partnership with the French Cycling Federation (FFC).  A first of its kind event for women’s pro-cycling, the Coupe de France is an eight-round back-to-back multi-format race competition that will help Team France test cycling routes and prepare …

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FDJ leadership to uphold #JamaissansElles gender equality charter

Groupe FDJ has announced that its management committee (leadership and corporate governance) has joined the corporate charter of #JamaissansElles (#NeverWithoutThem) – a French business directive aimed at promoting gender diversity across all workplaces. The operator of France’s national lottery and betting agencies, FDJ becomes the first company listed on the Paris Euronext SBF-80 to commit to its entire corporate leadership …

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FDJ hits €100m landmark for French heritage programme  

Groupe FDJ has raised more than €100 million to help restore French heritage and cultural landmarks through its headline ‘Mission Patrimoine’ (‘Heritage Mission’) fundraising programme. ‘Mission Patrimoine’ was launched in 2018, allowing patrons of Française des Jeux’s retail network to sell exclusive instant games to raise direct funds for French cultural restoration programmes. Selling ‘Patrimoine Games’, FDJ disclosed that during …

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ANJ: French teenage survey warns of underage gambling protection failures 

 l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has expressed concerns about the increase of French minors engaging with gambling activities.  The views have been highlighted in the regulator’s French youth gambling report – conducted by research observatory for psychological disorders SEDAP – as part of an ongoing assessment of French gambling’s market standards and consumer safeguards. Feedback from …

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FDJ delivers full unit recovery to outshine 2019 results

Groupe FDJ navigates another year of operational hurdles, to achieve its core objective of outperforming 2019 metric results –  deemed necessary following its disrupted 2020 IPO on the Paris Euronext Exchange.  Publishing its 2021 consolidated results, FDJ full-year corporate revenues stood at €2.3 billion, up 18% and 10% on respective FY2021 and FY2020 results of €1.9 and 2.05 billion. Group …

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FDJ deepens Corporate Foundation remit to promote equality

Groupe FDJ has renewed its ‘Corporate Foundation’, expanding its responsibility charter to promote equal opportunities and social mobility across all components and stakeholders of its business.  The board of FDJ has announced ‘a new five-year cycle’ of the Foundation that will be funded with a budget of €25 million – a 25% increase compared to the 2018-2022 charter. The Foundation …

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Parions Sport becomes lead sponsor of French XV Rugby 

Parions Sport, the sports betting subsidiary of Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), has signed its biggest sponsorship commitment becoming the official sponsor of Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR). Signing a three-year deal, Parions Sports will serve as the team sponsor of France’s Men and Women’s XV teams until 2024.  “The ParionsSport online and ParionsSport point of sale brands will appear as …

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IGT to upgrade FDJ’s lottery management system

IGT Plc has secured a major technology agreement to upgrade the central lottery system of La Française des Jeux (FDJ) – France’s national lottery operator.  The NYSE technology group disclosed that it had won a seven-year agreement to modernise FDJ’s group-wide lottery management system, which will be upgraded to its advanced Aurora platform. IGT has maintained a technology partnership with …

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Full strength FDJ outperforms 2019 comparatives

Groupe FDJ reports a strong business momentum as its financial performance begins to outmatch pre-COVID 2019 results.  Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), FDJ recorded a group turnover of €529 million (Q3 2020: €503m) generated from the combined lottery and sports betting sales of €4.5 billion (Q3 2020: €4.3bn).  France National Lottery operator reopened its entire AMIGO …

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