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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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FDJ secures ‘favourable’ €380m loan to repay French state duties

Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured access to a €380 million syndicated loan, in which funds will be utilised to repay the French state’s agreed 25-year national lottery operating concession. Prior to becoming a publicly listed enterprise by floating on the Paris Euronext Exchange last November, the French government had granted FDJ a 25-year extension on its existing national lottery …

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FDJ secures top French & Euro markets accreditations 

High-flying Française des Jeux (FDJ) has confirmed that it has indexed as a Bourses Françaises’ SBF-120 enterprise, having recently published its first corporate results as a Paris Euronext company. Having declared ‘record lottery sales’ of €17bn across it expanded French retail network, leading to group revenues breaking the €2bn mark and corporate earnings of EBITDA €350m, Paris’ Bourses Committee recognised …

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FDJ ups corporate guidance in preparation for action packed 2020

French lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has declared a ‘landmark year’ after publishing its first set of corporate results as a Paris Euronext Exchange enterprise. Citing growth across ‘all lottery verticals’, FDJ recorded a 9% increase in stakes to €17.2bn (FY2018: €15.8bn). FDJ said that it is now operating its largest point-of-sale network with a capacity of +30,000, leading …

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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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