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Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season

Vbet, the flagship European sportsbook property of BetConstruct, has expanded its French market presence after becoming the ‘official betting partner’ of Ligue 1 football club AS Monaco. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Agreeing terms on a two-year partnership, Vbet has secured its first ever French football sponsorship arrangement, …

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Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook

French online poker operator Winamax has confirmed that it will continue to serve as official shirt sponsor of La Liga football club Granada CF, despite inbound despite imminent changes to Spain’s federal advertising code which will prohibit gambling sponsorships. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Launching its Spanish online …

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Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off

French online sportsbook and poker room Winamax has moved to expand its profile within Ligue 1, confirming that it has become the ‘principal shirt sponsor’ of Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace. Recognised as one of French football’s oldest teams (founded in 1906), for the next three Ligue 1 seasons’ Winamax confirms that ‘Le Racing will be wearing our red W, on …

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FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has stated that ‘many uncertainties remain’ as the French national lottery operator seeks to return to ‘a comparable level of activity’ with 2019 trading.  Publishing its first interim results as a Paris Euronext enterprise, FDJ said that COVID-19 impacts have wiped out the firm’s ‘early momentum’ as total group wagers declined by 18% to €6.8 billion …

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ANJ reveals new leadership team for French gambling

France’s newly formed L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux  (ANJ) has announced a number of new appointments to its senior leadership team as it looks to govern a new ‘unified era for French gambling’. Officially launched this June, the ANJ will serve as France’s ‘single regulatory agency’ for gambling, replacing ARJEL and further industry oversight responsibilities of the French Treasury and the …

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Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership

Betclic has announced its biggest sponsorship commitment to date after becoming the official betting partner of French football’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships. Confirmed this morning by France’s Ligue de Football Professional (LFP), Betclic will join French football’s roster of marquee sponsors, which includes UBER Eats as headline sponsor Ligue 1 and BKT tyres as lead sponsor of Ligue …

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Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy

The French government has withdrawn its approval to allow racing to resume in areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak, resulting in a suspension of racing at tracks including ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the French government has recently classified different areas of the country into red and green zones – red being assigned to …

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FDJ accounts for €50 million Q1 COVID-19 damages 

A strong opening to 2020 trading for Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has been halted by COVID-19 disruptions, said the company, impacting its lottery and sports betting retail networks. According to its Q1 2020 trading update, FDJ has recorded a 5% decline in stakes to €4.1 billion (Q12019: €4.3bn), underlining a 60% drop in retail sales since 16 March – the …

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FDJ ups corporate guidance in preparation for action packed 2020

French lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has declared a ‘landmark year’ after publishing its first set of corporate results as a Paris Euronext Exchange enterprise. Citing growth across ‘all lottery verticals’, FDJ recorded a 9% increase in stakes to €17.2bn (FY2018: €15.8bn). FDJ said that it is now operating its largest point-of-sale network with a capacity of +30,000, leading …

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Industry eyes movements of freed FDJ giant

Industry observers will be monitoring closely the first publication of Française des Jeux (FDJ) corporate results as a public enterprise, scheduled for release on Thursday 13 February 2020. Closing 2019, the French government hailed the success of FDJ’s oversubscribed IPO on the Paris Euronext Exchange, as the French lottery operator doubled its corporate valuation to €3.8 billion. Raising capital of …

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