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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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BetConstruct leads Groupe Barrière launch of new sportsbook property 

French heritage leisure and casino operator Groupe Barrière will launch its new sportsbook property ‘Barrièrebet’ this week, which will be powered by BetConstruct. The operating firm of 28 luxury casinos and 18 five-star hotels across France, Barrière entered the French online gambling marketplace after securing its sportsbook licence from ANJ – France’s new ‘unified federal authority’ – regulating all gambling …

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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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Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season

Vbet, the flagship European sportsbook property of BetConstruct, has expanded its French market presence after becoming the ‘official betting partner’ of Ligue 1 football club AS Monaco. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Agreeing terms on a two-year partnership, Vbet has secured its first ever French football sponsorship arrangement, …

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Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook

French online poker operator Winamax has confirmed that it will continue to serve as official shirt sponsor of La Liga football club Granada CF, despite inbound despite imminent changes to Spain’s federal advertising code which will prohibit gambling sponsorships. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Launching its Spanish online …

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Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off

French online sportsbook and poker room Winamax has moved to expand its profile within Ligue 1, confirming that it has become the ‘principal shirt sponsor’ of Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace. Recognised as one of French football’s oldest teams (founded in 1906), for the next three Ligue 1 seasons’ Winamax confirms that ‘Le Racing will be wearing our red W, on …

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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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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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Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership

Betclic has announced its biggest sponsorship commitment to date after becoming the official betting partner of French football’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships. Confirmed this morning by France’s Ligue de Football Professional (LFP), Betclic will join French football’s roster of marquee sponsors, which includes UBER Eats as headline sponsor Ligue 1 and BKT tyres as lead sponsor of Ligue …

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