Tag Archives: ARJEL

ANJ appoints Xavier Asperge as French gambling’s IT supervisor

Strengthening its compliance remit, l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has confirmed the appointment of Xavier Asperge as its Director of Technical Expertise and Systems Supervision.  Asperge will be tasked with developing the ANJ’s new tech supervisory unit, the division charged with monitoring and registering all tech-related components of licensed French gambling businesses. A qualified telecommunications engineer, …

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ANJ secures extended French Consumer Code powers

France’s Conseil d’État has granted l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) the right to prosecute licensed operators for failing to meet national laws and standards on consumer protections.  Recognised as France’s Council of State, the Conseil d’Etat serves as the government’s legal advisory for matters related to the French justice system and its Supreme Courts. The council had arbitrated a two-year …

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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ANJ issues technical commands on French gambling

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator has published a full breakdown of technical requirements and data obligations which licensed operators must register with the authority.  The ANJ issued its ‘technical command’ on licensed operators having taken control of the regulatory supervision of French online gambling, retail betting, horse racing and lotteries. The document details the technical requirements …

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Winning Post: Playing it straight on black market threats

Regulus Partners sets the record straight on how betting incumbents should represent black market threats, where the emphasis should be placed on understanding player habits and protecting integrity over market size impacts.   Whenever a regulator or government seeks to make ‘illiberal’ changes to gambling policy, the dangers of a black market will almost inevitably be wheeled out in evidence …

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ANJ approves 10 French online sportsbook renewals

Following its summer recess, France’s new ‘unified federal authority’ for gambling  L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed that it has renewed a further 10 online sportsbook licences. Since its foundation last June, ANJ has taken over full responsibility of licensing requirements for France’s regulated online gambling marketplace from former regulatory incumbent ARJEL. 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of France …

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ANJ reveals new leadership team for French gambling

France’s newly formed L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux  (ANJ) has announced a number of new appointments to its senior leadership team as it looks to govern a new ‘unified era for French gambling’. Officially launched this June, the ANJ will serve as France’s ‘single regulatory agency’ for gambling, replacing ARJEL and further industry oversight responsibilities of the French Treasury and the …

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French ANJ unified gambling authority inbound for spring 2020

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, State Councillor for France’s ‘National Commission for Data Protections’, has announced that her department will soon unveil its new government structure managing regulatory oversight of French gambling. Regarded as France’s leading civil servant on digital enterprise and consumer ethics, last October the En Marche government appointed Falque-Pierrotin to spearhead the development of L’autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – French …

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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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