Tag Archives: france

Kindred sharpens proprietary focus to counter post-covid global realities 

Kindred Group Plc remains optimistic of its long-term prospects, as short-term European market headwinds have ‘applied temporary pressure to its headline revenue and profits’.  Publishing its Q1 trading statement (unaudited period ending 31 March), Kindred registered corporate revenues of £247 million, down 31% on corresponding 2021 results of £352 million. A tough opening to 2022 trading saw Stockholm-listed online gambling …

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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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Smarkets: Macron holds 95% lead as Le Pen eyes biggest shock in political betting history

On Sunday 24 April, the French electorate will once again head to voting stations to decide the outcome of the General Election run-off between President Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. The build-up to the Presidential run-off has been closely monitored by political observers across the globe, as France’s underwhelmed electorate could well vote in far-right Marine Le Pen – …

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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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KSA maintains ZEbetting as Dutch racing’s totaliser monopoly

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has announced that ZEbetting & Gaming Nederland BV has been retained as the operating company of Dutch horseracing’s totalizer contract.  Last Autumn, KSA launched a tender for its totaliser contract that was due to expire on 30 June 2022. Updating stakeholders, KSA informed that ZEbetting’s monopoly licence had been extended for a further five …

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ANJ terminates Winamax non compliant advert

French bookmaker Winamax has been ordered to withdraw its “Tout pour la Daronne” (‘Everything for Dearest’) nationwide TV advertising campaign by l’Autorite Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). The campaign that has run since May 2021, was deemed by the ANJ to be no longer compliant with the regulator’s new ‘advertising guidelines’ – which have imposed new standards on advertising/marketing of gambling …

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Parions Sports to replace Unibet as PSG sportsbook partner 

Parions Sport, the flagship sportsbook property of Française des Jeux (FDJ), will take over as the ‘principal betting partner’ of Paris Saint-Germain, scheduled for the beginning of the Ligue-1 season 2022/2023.  According to reports from leading French sports daily newspaper l’Equipe, Parions Sports has agreed a €5 million per season partnership that will span for the next three years. The …

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ANJ granted new powers to IP-block unlicensed websites

L’Autorite Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has been given government approval to directly order IP blocks on unlicensed betting/gaming websites.   On 2 March the French government approved amendments to the “Law to Democratise Sport” that granted new regulatory powers to the ANJ to clamp down on unlicensed remote gambling activities. Amendments will allow the ANJ to order …

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ANJ publishes new rulebook on advertising standards 

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has updated its market ‘guidelines and recommendations’ on advertising.  Last summer, following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships – the ANJ was forced to review industry advertising due to public complaints on the ‘oversaturation of adverts’ during the football tournament.   Called into action, the ANJ launched a public consolation …

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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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