Tag Archives: Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

ANJ reports a doubling in France’s online sports betting activity

France’s online gambling sector has registered a record turnover of €617 million, as the public engaged with May and June’s Roland Garros (tennis) and the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships.  The turnover results represent the ‘highest level of activity’ recorded by the French online gambling sector since the ‘opening of the French marketplace in 2010’ – according to data from regulatory …

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ANJ begins civic feedback of French gambling advertising  

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s national gambling regulatory agency – has hosted its first ‘citizen workshop’ on gambling advertising.  The research directive forms part of the ANJ’s ‘public consultation phase’ on the prevalence of gambling advertising launched by the regulator following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2020 championships. This October, the ANJ will host ‘citizen workshops’ across …

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ANJ gathers French consensus to reform gambling advertising standards 

A public consultation evaluating the standards and conduct of French gambling advertising has been launched by L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s unified gambling regulatory agency.  The consultation forms part of the ANJ’s pledge to reform French gambling’s advertising standards, which was brought into disrepute following multiple public complaints recorded during this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 Championship. Updating stakeholders, …

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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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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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