Tag Archives: ARJEL

En Marche sanctions FDJ IPO inbound for November

Bruno Le Maire, France’s Economic & Finance Minister, has confirmed that the En Marche government will maintain its ‘Pacte Loi’ agenda, authorising for the IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) to take place from 7-20 November. Confirming En Marche’s first privatisation, Le Maire has sanctioned for FDJ to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange as the French state sells …

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European regulators decide against restricting loot boxes

Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have confirmed the completion of a year-long study into the effects of microtransactions in video games, which has included the use of ‘loot boxes’.  The members of the Forum, which includes gambling regulators from 19 countries, have chosen not to implement measures which would restrict such features, despite receiving specific recommendations to …

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GLMS call for ratification of Macolin Convention at CoE hearing

Ahead of the release of the upcoming PACE Report, representatives from the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) have called for further ratifications of the Macolin Convention, in a bid to crack down on suspicious betting activity. Attending the October 1 Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in …

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FDJ alert triggers Tunisia football probe

A match fixing alert triggered by Française des Jeux (FDJ) has led to an ongoing international ‘match manipulation’ investigation attached to Tunisian football. French state owned betting operator FDJ, is reported to have alerted national police in relation to €32,000 being wagered on Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club US Ben Guerdane beating rival ES Metlaoui  on7 April 2019. FDJ alerted the police …

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Record-breaking summer sees FDJ up French football profile

French state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) is set to up its profile within French football, following the national team’s triumph at World Cup Russia 2018. This week, FDJ marketing announced that it had secured four new Ligue 1 partnerships with Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique de Marseille, FC Nantes and AS Monaco beginning season 2018/19 (Ligue 1 start date – 10 August 2018). FDJ’s …

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En Marche to sell FDJ on the condition that France revamps gambling regulatory framework

As anticipated, Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche government has confirmed that it will privatise French state-owned gambling and lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ). However, FDJ’s sale comes with several strings attached, as the French Assembly demands that En Marche moves to restructure France’s national gambling regulatory framework. As a key initiative of Macron’s ‘France enterprise and innovation program’, En Marche will …

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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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Bienvenue…BetConstruct secures ARJEL supplier licence

Updating the market, industry platform and systems provider BetConstruct has informed that it has secured France ‘Remote Gaming Licence’ issued by national regulator Autorité de régulation des Jeux en ligne (ARJEL). The licensing approval will enable BetConstruct to offer it full sports betting software and platform provisions for the regulated French betting market. Moving forward, as an industry technology supplier …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Lithuanian regulator

ESSA and the Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania have agreed an information sharing agreement to guard against betting related corruption. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified on ESSA members’ regulated markets within the Lithuanian regulator’s operational remit, in a move which further increases ESSA’s international information …

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ESSA and ARJEL agree integrity partnership ahead of Euro 2016

ESSA and French gambling regulatory authority ARJEL have signed an integrity agreement ahead of the Euro 2016 Championships. The agreement will allow ESSA and ARJEL to exchange information with each other on suspicious betting. The partnership protocol covers a range of sports and competitions and demonstrates both parties’ ongoing commitment to protecting sport, consumers and regulated betting markets from the …

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