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ANJ reports a doubling in France’s online sports betting activity

France’s online gambling sector has registered a record turnover of €617 million, as the public engaged with May and June’s Roland Garros (tennis) and the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships.  The turnover results represent the ‘highest level of activity’ recorded by the French online gambling sector since the ‘opening of the French marketplace in 2010’ – according to data from regulatory …

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ANJ begins civic feedback of French gambling advertising  

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s national gambling regulatory agency – has hosted its first ‘citizen workshop’ on gambling advertising.  The research directive forms part of the ANJ’s ‘public consultation phase’ on the prevalence of gambling advertising launched by the regulator following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2020 championships. This October, the ANJ will host ‘citizen workshops’ across …

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ANJ gathers French consensus to reform gambling advertising standards 

A public consultation evaluating the standards and conduct of French gambling advertising has been launched by L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s unified gambling regulatory agency.  The consultation forms part of the ANJ’s pledge to reform French gambling’s advertising standards, which was brought into disrepute following multiple public complaints recorded during this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 Championship. Updating stakeholders, …

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FDJ Gaming Solutions to revamp LOTTO Bayern’s retail network 

Groupe FDJ has announced a major commercial development, as its FDJ Gaming Solutions B2B technology subsidiary has won the tender to redevelop the retail distribution network of LOTTO Bayern.  Working with retail technology partner Groupe Carrus, FDJ Gaming Solutions has been tasked with deploying +4,300 of its ELITE camera-based lottery terminals to upgrade LOTTO Bayern’s retail network The deal is …

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FDJ expands Factory Sports programme for Paris 2024

Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has welcomed the return of French athletes who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  The principal sponsor of France’s Olympic team and main fundraiser for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games hailed the performance of French athletes, who won a total of 33 medals, including 10 gold. France’s national lottery operator supported the development of several …

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Winamax returns to sponsor FC Bordeaux 

French online poker and sportsbook operator Winamax has returned to serve as principal shirt sponsor of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.  Winamax, which is France’s biggest online poker room, had previously branded the Les Girondins front of shirt for the period spanning 2015 to-2019. The new partnership will see Winamax replace French leisure and hospitality group Bistro Régent as principal sponsor …

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ZEturf France expands US racing portfolio with XB Net

North American horse racing content provider XB Net has signed a new distribution deal with French operator ZEturf. The agreement will see XB Net deliver its live pictures, data, and multifaceted betting services from a network of over 60 North American tracks, providing ZEturf with a steady stream of rapid-cycling content for new and existing customers. Emmanuel De Rohan Chabot, Founder of ZEturf, …

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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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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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