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EC probes FDJ’s €380m French national lottery contract

The European Commission (EC) has launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ examining how Groupe FDJ secured its 25-year exclusive concession to operate France’s national lottery. The Commission has launched its investigation following two separate complaints that highlighted Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) paying the French government a fee of €380 million to operate France’s national lottery games and retail distribution network. FDJ’s exclusive …

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FDJ backs Tour des Femmes 2022 expansion 

Upholding its commitment to diversifying its sponsorship portfolio of French sports, Française des Jeux (FDJ) has become an official partner of the Tour de France Women’s edition.  Beginning in 2022, France’s National Lottery operator will work with race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to promote the ‘Tour de France Femmes’, to be on par with its male cycling counterpart. For …

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French government triggers public reward in FDJ

France’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance has activated its ‘public reward’ for investors that participated in the Paris Euronext IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) back in November 2019. Groupe FDJ’s public investors will be rewarded with one additional share for each tranche of 10 IPO shares brought, with the supplement paid for by the French government. The offer, which …

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FDJ appoints Andy Wright as new CEO of Sporting Group  

Groupe FDJ has confirmed the inbound appointment of Andy Wright as Chief Executive of Sporting Group, the sports betting technology unit of the Paris-listed gambling group. Wright will replace Sporting Group CEO Simon Trim, who has chosen to end his 23-year association with the company where he has spent the last five years as Chief Executive, leading the technology group …

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FDJ provides extra support for French Heritage Foundation

Française des Jeux (FDJ), and its Corporate Foundation, have renewed their support for the Heritage Foundation by signing two new sponsorship agreements. The FDJ Group is extending its commitment as a patron with €2m to the Heritage Foundation until 2024 and will support each year a specific project proposed by the foundation. Meanwhile, the FDJ Corporate Foundation will contribute an endowment of €400,000 …

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French Mediateur report highlights bet cancellation disputes disorder

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the first report of ‘Mediateur des Jeux en Ligne’ (Mediateur) – French online gambling’s consumer disputes moderator service. The report forms part of ANJ’s new supervisory framework monitoring French gambling activities, whilst providing greater transparency of its market oversight. Established in September  2019, Mediateur provides an independent dispute moderating service between French online …

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Parions Sport returns to French screens with ‘le vit ensemble’

Groupe FDJ’s sports betting unit Parions Sport has launched its new advertising campaign – ‘Le pari est plus fort quand on le vit ensemble’ (‘The bet is stronger when we live it together’).  The campaign, developed by Paris creative agency RosaParks, sees Parions Sport replace its existing ‘Nous sommes les Parieurs’ campaign, run by the bookmaker run since 2019. During 2020, …

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FDJ scores second place in French ‘gender parity’ index

Groupe FDJ has ranked second amongst French companies in ‘gender parity’ rated by independent workplace and employment ratings agency Humpact Emploi. France’s national lottery operator was highly commended for its transparent and inclusive company policies and recruitment practices, scoring the highest results for Paris Euronext group. Founded in 2019, Humpact Emploi is an independent French enterprise ratings agency evaluating business …

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FDJ joins l’Alliance skills sharing community

Groupe FDJ has become a member of French ‘skills sharing community’ l’Alliance pour le mécénat de compétences, providing support and solidarity to France’s charitable and civic organisations. l’Alliance promotes skill sharing opportunities and programmes to employees of its members, helping to support French charitable organisations working across multiple areas such as education, the environment, family support, social mobility and research. …

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