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Martin Lycka: The importance of being liquid

Market-by-market, regulators face critical choices in how to govern the intricacies of managing product liquidity vital for all online gambling disciplines. Martin Lycka, Entain Plc’s Senior VP of North American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling examines how regulators should approach online gambling’s complex liquidity conundrum, maintaining a balance between effective market management and commercial appeal for consumers. ____________________ Liquidity is …

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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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French Mediateur report highlights bet cancellation disputes disorder

l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the first report of ‘Mediateur des Jeux en Ligne’ (Mediateur) – French online gambling’s consumer disputes moderator service. The report forms part of ANJ’s new supervisory framework monitoring French gambling activities, whilst providing greater transparency of its market oversight. Established in September  2019, Mediateur provides an independent dispute moderating service between French online …

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ANJ highlights control risks in new player survey findings

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published its ‘Gambling and Confinement’ survey analysing players gambling behaviours, habits and feelings during France’s second national lockdown.  The survey was undertaken by market research agency Harris Interactive and forms part of the ANJ’s new remit to provide a deeper understanding of French gambling dynamics. The ANJ commissioned the report in order ‘to assess …

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ANJ warns of conduct duties as France records 1m new sportsbook customers

Publishing its first ‘annual market summary’, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulator cites that French online gambling achieved record results despite the COVID-19 pandemic. France’s online betting industry recorded total revenues of €1.74 billion, up 22% on full-year 2019 results of €1.42 billion.  ANJ cites that market growth was driven by a combination of factors that …

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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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Parions Sport returns to French screens with ‘le vit ensemble’

Groupe FDJ’s sports betting unit Parions Sport has launched its new advertising campaign – ‘Le pari est plus fort quand on le vit ensemble’ (‘The bet is stronger when we live it together’).  The campaign, developed by Paris creative agency RosaParks, sees Parions Sport replace its existing ‘Nous sommes les Parieurs’ campaign, run by the bookmaker run since 2019. During 2020, …

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BetConstruct secures five-year extension with Partouche

Partouche

BetConstruct has secured a five-year contract extension for its partnership with Partouche Group online casino PasinoBet.fr. Partouche, synonymous with operating luxury casinos across France and North Africa, first launched the PasinoBet.fr brand on the BetConstruct platform in September 2019. Benjamin Abou, President of PasinoBet, said: “Casino entertainment is the sphere where we have decades of expertise. We know our players, …

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FDJ 2020 results drained by early Covid hits 

Groupe FDJ has reported a ‘gradual recovery’ to its financial performance, as strong second-half lottery sales helped the company mitigate sustained Covid headwinds incurred earlier in the year. Completing its first year as a Paris Euronext enterprise, FDJ recorded full-year group stakes (lottery sales + sports betting wagers) of €16 billion, down 7% on corresponding FY 2019’s €17.1 billion. The …

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