Tag Archives: Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

ANJ warns of conduct duties as France records 1m new sportsbook customers

Publishing its first ‘annual market summary’, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulator cites that French online gambling achieved record results despite the COVID-19 pandemic. France’s online betting industry recorded total revenues of €1.74 billion, up 22% on full-year 2019 results of €1.42 billion.  ANJ cites that market growth was driven by a combination of factors that …

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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ANJ sets out French gambling overhaul objectives

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the ‘working objectives’ of its new ‘three-year strategy’ to overhaul the existing laws, standards and consumer protections of French gambling.   From 2021-to-2023, France’s unified regulatory agency will place its ‘strategic focus’ on ‘ensuring that players are protected from harms’ across all gambling disciplines. Formalised by its new executive team, led by President Isabelle …

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ANJ issues technical commands on French gambling

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator has published a full breakdown of technical requirements and data obligations which licensed operators must register with the authority.  The ANJ issued its ‘technical command’ on licensed operators having taken control of the regulatory supervision of French online gambling, retail betting, horse racing and lotteries. The document details the technical requirements …

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ANJ to modernise France’s self-exclusion scheme

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has taken over management of France’s self-exclusion scheme, as it continues to fulfil core duties as France’s new unified gambling regulator. Previously managed by France’s Ministry of the Interior, ANJ immediately declared that it would move to revamp the self-exclusion service for modern consumers. Taking over responsibilities, the ANJ has stated that France’s new service …

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ANJ: French sports betting thrives with Q3 bounceback

ANJ - French sports betting thrives following Q3 bounceback

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has celebrated a ‘spectacular’ performance during Q3 trading, as the French gambling market begins its bounceback from global disruptions brought about by the pandemic. Praising its recovery from Q2 trading, which resulted in a loss of activity due to the cancellation of sports across the world, ANJ reported that turnover had grown by 25% compared …

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ANJ and KSA sign cooperation pact on market integrity issues

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), French gambling’s new unified regulatory agency, has signed a ‘cross border cooperation agreement’ with Netherlands counterpart  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) on issues related to market integrity. The agreement signed by ANJ Director-General Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin and KSA Chairman René Jansen will see the regulatory bodies share data and best practices in strategic areas related to money laundering, operator …

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ANJ deepens Police cooperation with casino and racetrack security

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulatory authority, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Service Central des Courses et des Jeux (SCCJ) to secure better management and oversight of land-based gambling activities.  The SCCJ, a federal police unit, is responsible for the licensing and conduct supervision of French casino and racetrack venues. Meanwhile, established this June, …

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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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ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era

French gambling has begun its ‘unified era’ under the L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) which will replace l’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) as of today after board members held their first formal meeting. ANJ will act as a single regulatory body which oversees all forms of gambling in France, including online gambling, casinos, horse racing and …

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