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Groupe FDJ restructures board duties to focus on 2021 commitments

Groupe FDJ has announced a number of boardroom changes impacting the governance of Française des Jeux – France’s national lottery operator. The Paris Euronext firm confirmed the appointment of former IBM France and ManPower Southern Europe chief executive Françoise Gri as a new independent director, replacing Marie-Ange Debon for the remainder of her tenure (expiring 2023). Gri will fulfil Debon’s …

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FDJ confirms its 2021 commitments with ‘Et voir la France gagner’

Groupe FDJ has unveiled its new nationwide marketing campaign ‘Et voir la France gagner’ (‘See France Win’) highlighting the social responsibilities of Française des Jeux (FDJ) in helping France recover from COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign developed by HAVAS Paris showcases FDJ’s ongoing national lottery projects supporting the funding of French sports, arts, heritage, and culture. Furthermore, the campaign highlights FDJ’s commitment to …

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ANJ deepens Police cooperation with casino and racetrack security

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulatory authority, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Service Central des Courses et des Jeux (SCCJ) to secure better management and oversight of land-based gambling activities.  The SCCJ, a federal police unit, is responsible for the licensing and conduct supervision of French casino and racetrack venues. Meanwhile, established this June, …

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Stable Q3 performance sees FDJ focus on crucial 2020 closing

A strong ‘sports recovery’ combined with the reopening of its retail point-of-sales network has seen Groupe Française des Jeux (FDJ) upgrade its full-year 2020 corporate forecasts. Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update (period ending 30 September), FDJ underlines that it has recorded an ‘accelerated recovery since mid-June’ as group wagers increase 6% to €4.4 billion. The Paris Euronext firm states …

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FDJ switches to Publicis to lead critical 2021 media agenda  

France’s national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has concluded its six-month marketing review by appointing Publicis Media as its new lead advertising agency. FDJ confirmed that from 1 January 2021 its multi-million euro advertising account will be handled by ‘Publicis 13’, a dedicated unit formed by Publicis Media to take charge of FDJ’s media buying, planning, coverage and creative …

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PandaScore raises €5m backed by FDJ enterprise fund

Real-time esports data and AI-powered statistics provider PandaScore has successfully completed a €5 million funding round, driving its next stage of enterprise growth.  The funding round was led by Française des Jeux (FDJ) venture capital fund ‘V13 Invest’, which backed the young Paris start-up’s objectives to bolster its product portfolio delivering new data-led innovations for all wagering stakeholders including bookmakers, …

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FDJ rallies on ‘Mission Patrimoine’ in support of French heritage 

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has relaunched its ‘Mission Patrimoine 2020’ national heritage campaign to support French tourism in recovering from COVID-19 impacts. Helping maintain French cultural landmarks and projects, this September FDJ will host five exclusive Mission Patrimoine lotto draws which will contribute direct funds to France’s National Heritage Foundation. Marked as a key 2020 social responsibility directive, FDJ has …

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FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has announced a new responsibility directive after its flagship sportsbook property ‘ParionsSport’ launched a sponsorship programme to help France’s distressed amateur football clubs. Launching a national campaign across French media, ParionsSport has outlined plans to directly sponsor 100 amateur football clubs, with individual grants of €1,600 allocated for team equipment.  ParionsSport has begun taking applications from …

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FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has stated that ‘many uncertainties remain’ as the French national lottery operator seeks to return to ‘a comparable level of activity’ with 2019 trading.  Publishing its first interim results as a Paris Euronext enterprise, FDJ said that COVID-19 impacts have wiped out the firm’s ‘early momentum’ as total group wagers declined by 18% to €6.8 billion …

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SBC Digital Summit: Stamping out corruption as lesser leagues take centre stage

Sports betting integrity has become even more prominent as smaller leagues, such as the Belarusian Premier League, receive high scale attention due to the limitation of live-sports.  However, in order to prevent these small scale tournaments from being susceptible to match fixing Andrew Ashenden, Chief Commercial Officer at Stats Perform, has called for every sector in the industry to work …

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