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FDJ states B2B ambitions by acquiring Sporting Solutions

Moving to strengthen its B2B capacities, French state-owned gambling group Française des Jeux (FDJ) has acquired industry sports betting trading systems and software supplier Sporting Group. Issuing a market update, FDJ confirmed that its B2B subsidiary FDJ Gaming Solutions will move to take control of Sporting Solutions, expanding FDJ Group B2B sports betting B2B provisions. “This acquisition strengthens FDJ Gaming …

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FDJ places Responsible Gambling at the top of its new CSR agenda

The governance of French state-owned betting/lottery operator Francais Des Jeux (FDJ) has pledged to increase its efforts in tackling problem gambling, presenting the firm’s new ‘corporate social responsibility’ programme. Updating French media, FDJ governance has pledged to commit 10% of its advertising budget towards promoting responsible gambling messages. As part of its commitment FDJ marketing, has launched a series of …

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En Marche faces rocky road in pursuit of FDJ sale

France’s Senate has revealed that it will review the proposed sale of state-owned assets Française des Jeux (FDJ) and Aéroports de Paris (ADP) this April. The decision follows the approved passage of the ‘PACTE Loi’ mandate, which seeks to implement the En Marche government’s headline ‘Enterprise and Innovation’ programme, which will move to privatise a number of French public firms and …

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European Lotteries to descend on Betting on Football

Betting on Football

Major operators from 17 different jurisdictions are using next month’s Betting on Football conference as the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss the future of sports betting in their sector. The European Lotteries association (EL) will host a meeting for members of its Sport Working Group in London on Tuesday 19 March, which is part of the wider Betting on …

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All eyes on En Marche fulfilling its FDJ sale in 2019

Publishing its full-year 2018 accounts, French state-owned operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has reported ‘a record year in business’ supported by an enhanced lottery portfolio and digital improvements. Updating the media and stakeholders, FDJ governance reports a record corporate turnover of €15.8 billion (+4.4%), of which €12.8 billion (+1%) was attributed to its flagship FDJ LOTO division. In its update, …

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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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FDJ France launches dedicated Esports hub with Sportradar

France state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has expanded its services and profile within the burgeoning Esports market, by launching a dedicated ‘digital esports betting hub’ in partnership with leading sports data supplier Sportradar. Updating stakeholders, FDJ details that its Esports hub will be attached to flagship betting brand ParionsSport (ParionsSport.fdj.fr) portal. Sports data supplier Sportradar will power the hub …

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FDJ extends French LFP football partnership

Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), French football’s governing body has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with national lottery and gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) for a further four years. FDJ has acted as official gaming partner of LFP leagues since 2009, and will now continue its sponsorship until the end of the 2019/20 French football season. Continuing …

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FDJ secures Olympique Lyonnais in-stadia betting partnership

French state-owned gambling and lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured an in-stadia betting partnership with Rhone Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais. The partnership will see FDJ install ‘ParionsSport’ betting points throughout Lyonnais’ stadium Parc OL (capacity 58,000), allowing for fans to place bets during matches. Olympique Lyonnais will further support FDJ as betting partner by promoting its …

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