Tag Archives: Stéphane Pallez

Retail recovery and digital expansion drives FDJ’s Q1 revenue growth

La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has detailed a strong start to 2022, with revenue increases recorded for both sports betting and lottery, although stake numbers for the former did decline slightly. Updating stakeholders, the French national lottery and sports wagering provider reported total revenues of €613 million, a 14% increase on the previous year’s figure (€527m), backed by a 10.2% …

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FDJ targets Paris Gold launching ‘Elite Femmes’ cycling competition

Française des Jeux (FDJ), France’s national lottery operator has launched the first edition of its ‘Coupe de France Elite Femmes’ pro-cycling competition, in partnership with the French Cycling Federation (FFC).  A first of its kind event for women’s pro-cycling, the Coupe de France is an eight-round back-to-back multi-format race competition that will help Team France test cycling routes and prepare …

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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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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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Full strength FDJ outperforms 2019 comparatives

Groupe FDJ reports a strong business momentum as its financial performance begins to outmatch pre-COVID 2019 results.  Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), FDJ recorded a group turnover of €529 million (Q3 2020: €503m) generated from the combined lottery and sports betting sales of €4.5 billion (Q3 2020: €4.3bn).  France National Lottery operator reopened its entire AMIGO …

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Full strength FDJ outperforms normalised trading results

Groupe FDJ has cited ‘rapid acceleration towards growth’, as its commercial units outride France’s pandemic headwinds and begin to outperform 2019 results. Publishing its 2021 interim accounts (period ending 30 June), FDJ records combined group stakes (lottery sales and sports betting wagers) of €9.1 billion up 32% on H1 2020’s €6.8 billion – and a significant 8% increase on H1 …

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FDJ backs Tour des Femmes 2022 expansion 

Upholding its commitment to diversifying its sponsorship portfolio of French sports, Française des Jeux (FDJ) has become an official partner of the Tour de France Women’s edition.  Beginning in 2022, France’s National Lottery operator will work with race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to promote the ‘Tour de France Femmes’, to be on par with its male cycling counterpart. For …

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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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