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FDJ recruits Coca-Cola’s Bastien to lead new sales drive 

Groupe FDJ, the operating company of Française des Jeux, France’s national lottery operator, has confirmed the appointment of Isabelle Bastien as new Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).  Bastien has joined FDJ’s executive committee and will be charged with leadership of Paris Euronext gambling group’s sales force activities and B2B trade marketing teams. A mass-market retail expert, Bastien joins FDJ from …

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FDJ scores 100% as SBF-120 equal opportunities employer 

Groupe FDJ has ranked as the fourth most female-inclusive employer of the Paris Euronext Exchange’s SBF120 – Société des Bourses Françaises 120 Index.    The achievement was disclosed by France’s Ministry for Equality and Diversity, which requires the governors of SBF-120 to undertake a yearly evaluation of equal opportunities offered by France’s biggest companies. The eighth edition of the SBF-120’s ‘female …

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XLMedia appoints Cédric Boireau as non-exec advisor

XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of Cédric Boireau as a non-executive director of the London AIM-listed igaming publishing group with immediate effect. Boireau will serve as the appointed representative of Premier Investissement, a Parisian fund that currently serves as XLMedia’s largest shareholder maintaining 28% of corporate shares. A 9-year executive of Premier Investissement, Boireau has formerly led Bassac – …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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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 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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6 of the Best – NCPG’s Keith Whyte

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Read on to discover about audio and visual dilemmas, a Luc Besson spectacular and stumbling upon a moving march for equality in the French capital. Best Holiday Years ago my wife and I happened to be in Paris on July …

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Bordeaux Calling! Betclic undertakes recruitment drive for French market comeback

French online gambling group Betclic has confirmed that it intends to hire an additional 100 new employees for its new Bordeaux headquarters. Under the leadership of new Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud, the legacy French online gambling firm has restructured its operations, relocating its head office from Paris to the South West of France. Furthermore, Betclic governance continues to reduce the …

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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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