Tag Archives: Stéphane Pallez

FDJ 2020 results drained by early Covid hits 

Groupe FDJ has reported a ‘gradual recovery’ to its financial performance, as strong second-half lottery sales helped the company mitigate sustained Covid headwinds incurred earlier in the year. Completing its first year as a Paris Euronext enterprise, FDJ recorded full-year group stakes (lottery sales + sports betting wagers) of €16 billion, down 7% on corresponding FY 2019’s €17.1 billion. The …

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European Lotteries unites with WoTA and ECA to target illegal gambling

The European Lotteries (EL), World Tote Association (WoTA) and European Casinos Association (ECA) have joined forces to fight illegal gambling in Europe. All three bodies have welcomed the European Commission’s Digital Services Act, which it intends to use to modernise the rules applicable to the online gambling environment. The Act aims to introduce a notice-and-action mechanism that will enable all …

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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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FDJ switches to Publicis to lead critical 2021 media agenda  

France’s national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has concluded its six-month marketing review by appointing Publicis Media as its new lead advertising agency. FDJ confirmed that from 1 January 2021 its multi-million euro advertising account will be handled by ‘Publicis 13’, a dedicated unit formed by Publicis Media to take charge of FDJ’s media buying, planning, coverage and creative …

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FDJ rallies on ‘Mission Patrimoine’ in support of French heritage 

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has relaunched its ‘Mission Patrimoine 2020’ national heritage campaign to support French tourism in recovering from COVID-19 impacts. Helping maintain French cultural landmarks and projects, this September FDJ will host five exclusive Mission Patrimoine lotto draws which will contribute direct funds to France’s National Heritage Foundation. Marked as a key 2020 social responsibility directive, FDJ has …

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FDJ’s ParionsSport extends Olympique de Marseille sponsorship

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has confirmed that its sports betting brand ParionsSport will extend its current partnership with Olympique de Marseille until 2022. Having been a premium partner of Olympique de Marseille since 2018, FDJ’s ParionsSport will feature on the right shoulder of the team’s jersey for all league matches until the end of the 2021/2022 season. Stéphane Pallez, CEO …

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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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FDJ accounts for €50 million Q1 COVID-19 damages 

A strong opening to 2020 trading for Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has been halted by COVID-19 disruptions, said the company, impacting its lottery and sports betting retail networks. According to its Q1 2020 trading update, FDJ has recorded a 5% decline in stakes to €4.1 billion (Q12019: €4.3bn), underlining a 60% drop in retail sales since 16 March – the …

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FDJ secures top French & Euro markets accreditations 

High-flying Française des Jeux (FDJ) has confirmed that it has indexed as a Bourses Françaises’ SBF-120 enterprise, having recently published its first corporate results as a Paris Euronext company. Having declared ‘record lottery sales’ of €17bn across it expanded French retail network, leading to group revenues breaking the €2bn mark and corporate earnings of EBITDA €350m, Paris’ Bourses Committee recognised …

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FDJ ups corporate guidance in preparation for action packed 2020

French lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has declared a ‘landmark year’ after publishing its first set of corporate results as a Paris Euronext Exchange enterprise. Citing growth across ‘all lottery verticals’, FDJ recorded a 9% increase in stakes to €17.2bn (FY2018: €15.8bn). FDJ said that it is now operating its largest point-of-sale network with a capacity of +30,000, leading …

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