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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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ANJ appoints ‘ethics pro’ Christel Fiorina as market integrity lead 

 l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed the appointment of Christel Fiorina as the regulator’s first Market, Compliance and Player Protections Director, helping maintain the market integrity of French gambling’s new unified regulatory era.  A seasoned executive of France’s civil service, Fiorina joins ANJ’s leadership team from DGE – France’s National Enterprise Agency, where she led policy development projects assisting …

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ANJ signs research accord with French Drugs Observatory

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) France’s unified gambling regulatory agency has moved to significantly bolster its research and understanding of gambling addiction and disorders forming a working accord with OFDT – the French ‘Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The two agencies will work together on projects examining the ‘complex phenomena of gambling addiction’ and how to expand treatment of …

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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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Sportnco expands international vision following fruitful 2020 trading

Sportnco is preparing for its next stage of enterprise growth, as the French sports betting technology group doubled its corporate earnings to €6.1 million during 2020.  Providing a breakdown of its 2020 trading, Sportnco revealed a ‘balanced split ‘between its B2B and B2C activities’. B2B revenues were up 89% to €10m, whilst Sportnco’s ‘consumer-facing revenues’ rose 3% to €9m. Closing …

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Sacre Bleu! Stats Perform predicts France over the Three Lions for Euro 2020 glory

Teaming up with Stats Perform’s AI team, football analysis blog TheAnalyst.com has provided its ‘empirical answer’ as to who will win this summer’s UEFA 2020 European Championships (11 June to 11 July). Crunching the numbers on teams past and present performance, against a plethora of factors determining the likely outcome of the tournament’s groups and matches – Stats Perform has …

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