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ANJ: Ombudsman mediation requests down 20.8%.

France’s gambling ombudsman Denys Millet received 1,373 requests for mediation in 2022, a fall of 20.8% according to the third annual ombudsman activity report from L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). As the gambling ombudsman, Millet mediates disputes brought forward by players against licensed operators in France or those with monopoly status – namely Française des

ANJ slams safer gambling action plans, rejects six.

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s gambling regulator, has noted “little significant progress” in operator’s action plans to prevent problem gambling, ultimately rejecting six of them. ANJ examined action plans presented by 235 racetracks, 203 casinos and 7 gaming clubs. Six plans were rejected, belonging to five casinos and one gaming club. Under a legal

FDJ income ticks up across the board in Q1.

French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) reported revenue of €662m (£583.9m/$726.5m) for the first quarter of 2023, ended 31 March. This was up by 8% compared to FDJ‘s performance in Q1 2021. On a pro-forma basis for 2022 – which included revenue from FDJ’s point of sales segment Aleda and payment service L’Addition

French regulator publishes gambling internet pages blacklist.

French national regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published a blacklist of gambling websites that have been subject to blocking and delisting orders. The blacklist, which will be updated monthly, features websites operated by brands such as Campeonbet, Casinoextra, Dublinbet, Kahuna Casino, Winmachance, MyStake, WinUnique, VegasPlus and YBet. Last March, ANJ was handed new powers

FDJ’s 2023 advert technique rejected by ANJ.

French regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has rejected the promotional ad strategy of French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ). The yearly review assesses the promotional strategies of the seventeen approved online operators and the two operators under exclusive rights, including FDJ. ANJ states it aims to strike a balance between legitimate advertising of

PMU aims to increase stakes by €1bn by 2025.

French horse racing operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) announced a three-year strategic vision to grow its annual stakes by €1bn and to increase its total number of customers to 4 million. The business outlined a series of transformations for the company in the period including a “global approach” to PMU’s growth, the deployment of new technology

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