Tag Archives: PMU

PMU takes on Flutter’s full sportsbook solution 

SBC News PMU takes on Flutter’s full sportsbook solution 

Flutter Entertainment has announced that it will continue its long-standing B2B partnership with PARI MUTUEL URBAIN (PMU), providing a multi-channel sportsbook platform for the French horseracing’s principal betting operator. The B2B unit of Flutter Entertainment has serviced PMU’s sportsbook platform since 2010, a partnership that began under Paddy Power and has been maintained throughout the group’s multiple transitions. Upcoming developments …

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French casinos call out FDJ in letter to PM Attal

SBC News French casinos call out FDJ in letter to PM Attal

France’s largest casino groups have written to the new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal excoriating Française des Jeux (FDJ) for its aggressive expansionary policies and the “monopolistic advantages” that enable the former state-owned company to operate across all verticals and channels in the country. The letter, seen by the newspaper Les Echos, was signed by the CEOs of the Barrière, Partouche, Tranchant …

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FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

SBC News FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

Sources suggest that France’s national lottery operator could be in line for exclusive iCasino licence…   Could lottery operator Française des jeux be about to agree a deal with the French government that would see it become the only company licensed to operate online casino games in the country? According to French industry sources, FDJ and the country’s authorities are working …

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ANJ: France sees peak 2022 gambling activity dominated by monopoly holders

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2022 saw French gambling achieve its highest-ever gross gaming revenues of €12.9bn, recorded across all licensed segments by l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the country’s unified gambling authority.  Yet, despite achieving peak GGR results, ANJ’s 2022 market report showcases the ‘disparities of French gambling’ made up of private enterprises competing against operators managing exclusive monopoly contracts.   FDJ and PMU dominate …

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ANJ demands stronger anti-fraud measures as PMU fails action plan 

SBC News ANJ demands stronger anti-fraud measures as PMU fails action plan 

French operators have been warned to improve their AML and anti-fraud capabilities by l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the country’s unified gambling regulator.  The Authority (ANJ) has scrutinised the submitted action plans for “Combating Fraud, Money Laundering, and Financing of Terrorism” by licensed gambling operators and those possessing exclusive rights – FDJ and PMU. Despite operators conforming to ANJ’s requirements …

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ANJ demands drastic lowering of GGR from excessive gamblers

SBC News ANJ demands drastic lowering of GGR from excessive gamblers

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has ordered operators to prioritise reducing their percentage share of gross gaming revenues (GGR) generated from ‘problematic players’.  The initiative was called upon by ANJ’s board following its review of action plans on the “prevention of excessive or pathological gambling” submitted by licensees in 2022. Problematic gambling is recognised as “French …

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French online gambling slips as monopolies regain market activity 

SBC News French online gambling slips as monopolies regain market activity 

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has published its H1 2022 market report detailing mixed results for the make-up of French gambling.  France’s gambling sector recorded a total market turnover of €5bn, up 7% on comparative H1 2021 results of €4.9bn. The market’s headline growth reflected the post-pandemic recovery of French monopoly operators, FDJ and PMU, who generated respective GGRs of …

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Andy Clerkson, Voxbet: Why the US is lagging behind Europe on betting tech

SBC News Andy Clerkson, Voxbet: Why the US is lagging behind Europe on betting tech

Standing out from the competition is a key goal and challenge of any operator, but the US poses more hurdles to this than other markets according to Andy Clerkson. Speaking to SBC at Betting on Sports Europe (BOSE), the Voxbet Strategic Advisor explained why the emerging North American online betting space needs to make improvements on its tech support.  “One …

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

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, ANJ

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

SBC News 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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