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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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PMU takes on Flutter’s full sportsbook solution 

SBC News PMU takes on Flutter’s full sportsbook solution 

Flutter Entertainment has announced that it will continue its long-standing B2B partnership with PARI MUTUEL URBAIN (PMU), providing a multi-channel sportsbook platform for the French horseracing’s principal betting operator. The B2B unit of Flutter Entertainment has serviced PMU’s sportsbook platform since 2010, a partnership that began under Paddy Power and has been maintained throughout the group’s multiple transitions. Upcoming developments …

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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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DAZN enhances links to PFL in French broadcasting deal

SBC News DAZN enhances links to PFL in French broadcasting deal

DAZN has formed a partnership with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) to broadcast the four PFL Europe events which are planned for this year. Following what DAZN described as a transformative 2023, following the successful launch of its DAZN Bet brand the year prior, the London-based OTT sports media platform will now distribute the MMA promotion’s bouts to French audiences …

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FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

SBC News FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

 Groupe FDJ has outlined its ambitions to create a “new European gaming champion” by launching a €2.6bn all cash tender offer to acquire Kindred Group Plc outright.  The Paris Euronext exchange was informed this morning of FDJ’s opening offer to acquire Stockholm-listed Kindred Group, putting forward a SEK 130 (€11.40) per share offer to the firm’s board.  As detailed by …

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French casinos call out FDJ in letter to PM Attal

SBC News French casinos call out FDJ in letter to PM Attal

France’s largest casino groups have written to the new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal excoriating Française des Jeux (FDJ) for its aggressive expansionary policies and the “monopolistic advantages” that enable the former state-owned company to operate across all verticals and channels in the country. The letter, seen by the newspaper Les Echos, was signed by the CEOs of the Barrière, Partouche, Tranchant …

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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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