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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  

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 

 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

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

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 

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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FDJ scores 100% as SBF-120 equal opportunities employer 

Groupe FDJ has ranked as the fourth most female-inclusive employer of the Paris Euronext Exchange’s SBF120 – Société des Bourses Françaises 120 Index.    The achievement was disclosed by France’s Ministry for Equality and Diversity, which requires the governors of SBF-120 to undertake a yearly evaluation of equal opportunities offered by France’s biggest companies. The eighth edition of the SBF-120’s ‘female …

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XLMedia appoints Cédric Boireau as non-exec advisor

XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of Cédric Boireau as a non-executive director of the London AIM-listed igaming publishing group with immediate effect. Boireau will serve as the appointed representative of Premier Investissement, a Parisian fund that currently serves as XLMedia’s largest shareholder maintaining 28% of corporate shares. A 9-year executive of Premier Investissement, Boireau has formerly led Bassac – …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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Stable Q3 performance sees FDJ focus on crucial 2020 closing

A strong ‘sports recovery’ combined with the reopening of its retail point-of-sales network has seen Groupe Française des Jeux (FDJ) upgrade its full-year 2020 corporate forecasts. Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update (period ending 30 September), FDJ underlines that it has recorded an ‘accelerated recovery since mid-June’ as group wagers increase 6% to €4.4 billion. The Paris Euronext firm states …

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