Tag Archives: Paris

FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

SBC News FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

The news that the board of Unibet’s parent company Kindred Group has approved a €2.6bn cash offer from La Française des Jeux (FDJ) comes at a crucial time for the online gambling industry in France, and further rocks the competitive landscape of European gambling across all verticals… For FDJ the announcement follows its acquisitions of Premier Lotteries Ireland and ZEturf …

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Winamax calls for GlüNeuRStv cooperation joining DSWV

SBC News Winamax calls for GlüNeuRStv cooperation joining DSWV

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has announced French betting and gaming group Winamax as the latest member of the German Sports Betting Association. Founded in 2006, Paris-based Winamax operates France’s biggest online poker room and is recognised as one of the French market’s biggest sportsbook brands. Expanding its presence within new European markets, in 2021 Winamax was granted a Fourth Interstate Market …

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Clarion Gaming puts London under review as host city of ICE expos 

SBC News Clarion Gaming puts London under review as host city of ICE expos 

Clarion Gaming has confirmed that the cities of London, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris will bid to become the host of its flagship ICE conference from 2025-to-2029.  The announcement sees Clarion Gaming undertake the biggest strategic review of ICE since the tradeshow’s enlargement in 2009, which saw it absorb the International Gaming Expo (IGE) and Amusement Trades Exhibition International (ATEI). The …

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FDJ leadership to uphold #JamaissansElles gender equality charter

SBC News 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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FDJ hits €100m landmark for French heritage programme  

SBC News FDJ hits €100m landmark for French heritage programme  

Groupe FDJ has raised more than €100 million to help restore French heritage and cultural landmarks through its headline ‘Mission Patrimoine’ (‘Heritage Mission’) fundraising programme. ‘Mission Patrimoine’ was launched in 2018, allowing patrons of Française des Jeux’s retail network to sell exclusive instant games to raise direct funds for French cultural restoration programmes. Selling ‘Patrimoine Games’, FDJ disclosed that during …

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ANJ: French teenage survey warns of underage gambling protection failures 

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, ANJ

 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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FDJ delivers full unit recovery to outshine 2019 results

SBC News FDJ delivers full unit recovery to outshine 2019 results

Groupe FDJ navigates another year of operational hurdles, to achieve its core objective of outperforming 2019 metric results –  deemed necessary following its disrupted 2020 IPO on the Paris Euronext Exchange.  Publishing its 2021 consolidated results, FDJ full-year corporate revenues stood at €2.3 billion, up 18% and 10% on respective FY2021 and FY2020 results of €1.9 and 2.05 billion. Group …

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ANJ to review operator Action Plans on safer gambling  controls

SBC News ANJ to review operator Action Plans on safer gambling  controls

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) France’s unified gambling regulator has instructed all licensed operators to submit a yearly ‘Action Plan’ outlining their responsible gambling controls as a licensing duty.   The direct command follows recommendations made by an ANJ-sanctioned study on ‘the prevention of pathological gambling and gambling by minors’. Operator submissions will be scrutinised by the ANJ’s policy team, with …

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FDJ recruits Coca-Cola’s Bastien to lead new sales drive 

SBC News FDJ recruits Coca-Cola’s Bastien to lead new sales drive 

Groupe FDJ, the operating company of Française des Jeux, France’s national lottery operator, has confirmed the appointment of Isabelle Bastien as new Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).  Bastien has joined FDJ’s executive committee and will be charged with leadership of Paris Euronext gambling group’s sales force activities and B2B trade marketing teams. A mass-market retail expert, Bastien joins FDJ from …

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