Tag Archives: Paris

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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6 of the Best – NCPG’s Keith Whyte

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Read on to discover about audio and visual dilemmas, a Luc Besson spectacular and stumbling upon a moving march for equality in the French capital. Best Holiday Years ago my wife and I happened to be in Paris on July …

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Bordeaux Calling! Betclic undertakes recruitment drive for French market comeback

French online gambling group Betclic has confirmed that it intends to hire an additional 100 new employees for its new Bordeaux headquarters. Under the leadership of new Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud, the legacy French online gambling firm has restructured its operations, relocating its head office from Paris to the South West of France. Furthermore, Betclic governance continues to reduce the …

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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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IOC establishes task forces to tackle sports corruption

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Multi stakeholder task forces, charged with tackling corruption in sports, have been established by the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). The platform, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to a number of international sports organisations, government and inter-governmental organisations, has agreed to set up three groups to tackle pressing issues. Each will be charged with …

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PMU promotes Paul Cohen Scali to Director of Group Operations & Systems

France state-owned sports betting operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU), continues the restructure of its retail betting network confirming the promotion of Paul Cohen Scali to the position of Director of Operations and Information Systems. A PMU operations veteran, Scali takes on the senior executive role having previously served as the operator’s Director of IT & Systems (2009-2017). An experienced IT engineer …

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PMU France appoints Patrick Fontana as retail network lead

France state-owned sports betting operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Fontana as its new Director of Commercial Properties. An experienced French business executive, Fontana will take over leadership and strategy of managing PMU’s network of +13,000 retail betting points across France. Furthermore, Fontana will be a key stakeholder of PMU retail projects, as the operator seeks …

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Bitcoin sportsbook enjoys strong start to Euro 2016

Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016 following its launch in early June. The operator has seen average daily stakes increase by more than 20% during the first two weeks of the tournament. Among Bitcoin punters, France has been the most popular country to back, accounting for 37% of Bitcoin bets. It is followed by England with …

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PMU sets 6 challenges in search for innovative firms

French monopoly operator PMU is working hard to cultivate innovation and has launched a special initiative in order to facilitate the ambition. At Viva Technology, PMU is bringing together 50 startups that will have the opportunity to be a part of the 2020 strategy of the leading French betting and online gaming operator. PMU has launched the initiative at Viva Technology …

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