Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tag: France

French decree initiates new gambling regulator

ANJ France regulator Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin
France’s primary online gambling authority, ARJEL, is to be superseded by L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) after a legislative decree formalised a transition of regulatory powers in March.

French senate votes to end stringent turnover tax

French senate votes on turnover tax
France’s senate have agreed to do away with the highly controversial tax on turnover - in place of the more normative gross gaming revenues levy.

France tightens enforcement powers with new gambling regulator

France gambling regulation Francaise des Jeux
Ahead of the privatisation of the state-owned Francaise des Jeux, the French government has initiated a switchup of its regulatory structure, with a new..

French market sees overall boost from World Cup fever

EURO, FRANCE, sports betting
ARJEL has reported the largest year-on-year growth in online wagers since regulation in 2010, with operators handling E995m across the third quarter of this year. The French regulator recorded the 81 percent increase on Q317 thanks to ongoing ...

Paris High Court maintains Betclic complaint against PMU

Paris High court
The Paris High Court of Appeals has sustained a 2018 ruling by the French Commercial Tribunal that operator PMU engaged in anti-competition practices. The state-owned racing firm had sought to appeal the February decision, which found the company had been …

BHA warns of No Deal Brexit impact on thoroughbred transportation

horse racing
The British Horseracing Association has warned that a No Deal Brexit could pose a threat to the free movement of thoroughbreds through the UK, France and Ireland. The association’s corporate affairs manager, Ross Hamilton, warned that a poorly…

France to privatise FDJ monopoly

France FDJ privatise
As part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to reduce the state’s role in the economy, the government has laid out its plans to privatise the state-owned lottery monopoly Francaise des Jeux (FDJ)...

French online sports betting achieves record quarter

Sports betting
ARJEL has reported France’s regulated online market reached a record level over the first quarter of this year. The French gaming regulator announced operators handled E847m in sports betting wagers during the period, a rise of 34 percent

EiG taxation and regulation panel asks what’s next for Europe?

BBi - EiG jurisdictional taxation Europe
Delegates attending the forthcoming EiG (Arena Berlin: 30 October – 1 November) will be given direct access to a panel of gaming experts and regulators who will be providing their analysis of changes to the taxation and licensing landscape across key European jurisdictions including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Malta, Poland and Romania.   The influential EiG panel, moderated by...

PMU first operator to launch NYX’s Cash Out in France

BBI - NYX Gaming Group PMU Cash Out
Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has become the first operator in France to offer NYX Gaming Group’s Cash Out following a full integration by the supplier.   The integration of Cash Out marks the second series of major developments that PMU has launched with the NYX Gaming Group in the last 12 months. As the first-to-market with Cash Out in France, we are...

SCCJ and SportRadar partnership targets match fixing

Betting Business - Sportradar SCCJ France Match Fixing
France’s SCCJ, the National Racing and Games Police Service, and Sportradar have teamed up to safeguard French sport.   France’s National Police force unit, Service Central des Courses et Jeux (SCCJ), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar to protect the integrity of sport in the country. Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will actively engage in the...

French betting rides high following Euros and Olympics

Betting Business, Euros, Olympics, France, ARJEL, sports-betting
Figures released by France’s national gambling regulator ARJEL indicate that sports-betting revenues soared by 45 per cent in the three months ended June 30, reaching a record high of E91m.   The last three weeks of June saw France host the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament – which proved a substantial boon to French bookmakers. ARJEL claims that throughout the duration of the...

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