Tag Archives: PMU

ANJ: Transformative 2021 marks sports betting as France’s ‘hyper-growth segment’

French gambling witnessed a ‘spectacular year of online growth’, according to the 2021 Market Report published by l’Autorite Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – French gambling’s unified regulatory authority. Mitigating continued COVID-19 circumstances impacting land-based venues and the sporting calendar, France’s gambling market recorded total GGR turnover of €10.7bn up 7% on FY2020 results of €10bn. Described ‘as the first pillar …

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UK Tote Group introduces ‘next-generation bet execution’ with Voxbet

UK Tote Group has signed an agreement with machine-learning technology platform, Voxbet, to introduce a direct betting functionality through the Viber messaging platform.  The platform allows sports bettors to ‘securely and accurately’ bet via a text message, described as a ‘next-generation bet execution’, having already grown in Asia, LatAm and Eastern European territories. The collaboration means that Voxbet Viber will …

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Griezmann fronts PMU advertising comeback

Antoine Griezmann has been appointed as the new Brand Ambassador of Le Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) – France’s state-funded betting operator for horseracing.  This January saw PMU launch its new nationwide advertising campaign ‘Question du Jour’ fronted by the French football international. The campaign sees the PMU brand return to French TV screens following a near two-year absence as French …

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French Mediateur report highlights bet cancellation disputes disorder

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the first report of ‘Mediateur des Jeux en Ligne’ (Mediateur) – French online gambling’s consumer disputes moderator service. The report forms part of ANJ’s new supervisory framework monitoring French gambling activities, whilst providing greater transparency of its market oversight. Established in September  2019, Mediateur provides an independent dispute moderating service between French online …

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ANJ highlights control risks in new player survey findings

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published its ‘Gambling and Confinement’ survey analysing players gambling behaviours, habits and feelings during France’s second national lockdown.  The survey was undertaken by market research agency Harris Interactive and forms part of the ANJ’s new remit to provide a deeper understanding of French gambling dynamics. The ANJ commissioned the report in order ‘to assess …

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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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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 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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Svenska Spel recruits Red Bee Media to power PMU live streams

Svenska Spel has employed London-based live streaming solutions provider Red Bee Media to develop a tailored OTT viewing service for its recently secured racing partnership with France’s PMU. Announced at the start of September, Svenska Spel agreed to significantly expand its racing content and markets, securing full access to all PMU daily racing fixtures to be broadcast live across its …

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ANJ approves 10 French online sportsbook renewals

Following its summer recess, France’s new ‘unified federal authority’ for gambling  L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed that it has renewed a further 10 online sportsbook licences. Since its foundation last June, ANJ has taken over full responsibility of licensing requirements for France’s regulated online gambling marketplace from former regulatory incumbent ARJEL. 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of France …

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