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France – French casinos want to prevent FDJ from offering slot play

Three French land-based casino associations; Casinos de France, Syndicat des Casinos Modernes de France and the Association des Casinos Indépendants Français (ACIF) have demanded the government properly defines how the privatisation of Française des Jeux (FDJ) could allow it more games. They are concerned that if FDJ is allowed to offer online slots, the betting…

Norway – Danske Lotteri Spil, Française des Jeux, Norsk Tipping and Veikkaus form lottery alliance

Four European lottery operators have signed an agreement to establish a Joint Venture Company (JVC) with Danske Lotteri Spil, Française des Jeux, Norsk Tipping and Veikkaus forming the Lotteries Entertainment Innovation Alliance AS (LEIA). The four lotteries share the same values and public interest goals and they have been granted a mandate by their respective…

France – Francaise des Jeux signs data deal with NBA

The National Basketball Association has signed a multi-year deal with French lottery group Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), making it the NBA’s first-ever European betting partner. The deal allows FDJ to use official league data, promote branding across land-based and digital platforms and create best practices to protect the integrity of NBA games. Through FDJ’s gaming…

France – National Assembly approves privatisation of FDJ but state will retain 20 per cent

The National Assembly in France has approved the privatisation of the Française des Jeux.although the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, confirmed that the state would retain at least 20 per cent of the capital of the company. The deputies adopted the move by 48 votes for and 12 against approving the bill…

France – French government plans IPO for FDJ in 2019

A bill could be unveiled on May 16 to give the French government the formula to partially privatise Française des Jeux, the operator of France’s national lottery games whilst still keeping control of the entity. The state’s share, currently 72 per cent, will be reduced in order to introduce float almost half of the capital…

France – Francaise Des Jeux launches eSports social betting with Sportradar

FDJ (France’s national lottery) has accelerated the development of its sports betting brand, ParionsSport by launching a free esports betting site with offerings across the main international esports competitions. The new site at parionsesport.fr will be powered by Sportradar’s data, allowing esports fans to enjoy a range of content and statistics from esports competitions worldwide….

France – FDJ launches responsible gaming training plan

La Française des Jeux has said that it has ‘met more than 900 employees of its sales offices throughout France to train them in the prevention of excessive gambling and of the game of minors.’ The group said: “This important training plan, which has seen more than 50 training sessions in one month, follows the…

France – French Ministry delays roll-out of Française Des Jeux machine test

The French authorities have delayed moves to roll out test betting machines at over 100 venues owned by Française Des Jeux (FDJ), the state-owned lottery and sports betting company. Michel Sapin and Christian Eckert, Minister of the Economy and Finance and Secretary of State for Budget confirmed the ‘suspension’ of the test following protests on…

France – Française des Jeux rolls out new gaming terminal

Lotsys, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Française des Jeux (FDJ) Group, and Morpho (Safran), has rolled out of a new FDJ retail gaming terminal at the European Lotteries Congress in Tel Aviv. The terminal, named ELITE, uses ground-breaking new imaging technology developed jointly by the companies. Cutting-edge technical design will reduce the overall cost of…