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La Française des Jeux
Address: 126 rue Galliéni
Postal/Postboks Address: 92643 Boulogne-Billancourt Cédex
E-mail Address:
Phone: 33 (1) 41 10 35 35
Fax: 33 (1) 41 10 37 45
Population: 62.9 million
Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Pallez
Year Lottery Founded: 1933
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
EUR 8.6 bn
EUR 8.9 bn
EUR 9.5 bn
Number of Employees: 889 people at three locations
On-line Vendor: GTech
Online Terminals Vendor: Morpho
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Pollard Banknote
Oberthur Gaming Technologies
Games Offered: Loto, Euro Millions, Super Loto, Keno, Joker+, Rapido, Loto Foot 7 &15, Cote & Match, Instant games, Internet games
Beneficiaries: La Française des Jeux is a semi-public company, in which the French State has a 72% stake. The rest of the capital is owned by lottery issuers (20%), agents (3%) and company employees (5%).
Jurisdiction: France

Background Information

La Française des Jeux is the official organizer and operator of lottery games in France.
La Française des Jeux is a semi-public company, in which the French State has a 72% stake. The rest of the capital is owned by lottery issuers (20%), agents (3%) and company employees (5%).
The State authorizes the games, sets the amount of duty, tax and VAT payments to be levied and approves the company's budget and accounts.
Each game is governed by regulations that are published in the Journal Officiel, the French official gazette. Conditions of play, drawing organization and schedule, playslip definitions and instructions for use, prize tiers, etc., are all specified in the gazette.

News Archive for CY 2015
October 28, 2015) FDJ® Launch Scratch Game Multiplicator
October 8, 2015) La Française des Jeux to Launch Digital Revolution with Two Interactive Web Games
September 7, 2015 FDJ Launches New Online Scratchcards featuring French Team
July 16, 2015 FDJ opens to the open innovation to support its strategic project and invests € 13m in funds managed by partech international
June 15, 2015 For the 1st time, FDJ® launched a major advertising campaign on its digital services
April 6, 2015 FDJ Provides A New Group Set Formula On Its Historical Game Loto®
February 24, 2015 FDJ® launches “SAPHIR €250,000”, the first French scratchcard game made with glossy ink
January 5, 2015 FDJ® launches KOH-LANTA® a scratch game event in partnership with TF1 Entreprises

News Archive for CY2014
December 1, 2014 FDJ® launches "Happy Holidays", a Year-End Scratch Game Featuring Delectable Deserts
November 18, 2014 Ms Stéphane Pallez takes up her position as President and CEO of FDJ
October 30, 2014 La Française des Jeux launched a new scratch game
October 23, 2014 La Française des Jeux CEO Discusses Privatization
October 6, 2014 Stéphane Pallez Appointed head of the French Games
October 3, 2014 Française des Jeux (FDJ) Signs as National Partner of Uefa Euro 2016
July 23, 2014 World Cup Boosts French Gaming Market
July 16, 2014 Court Dismisses Players Lawsuit against La Française des Jeux
July 10, 2014 A new scratch game introduced by La Française des Jeux
June 11 2014 La Française des Jeux (FDJ) Launch Responsible Gambling Campaign
June 8, 2014 Social Responsibility is Essential to the Business Model
May 19, 2014 Scratch Games: FDJ Défoulo Prepares For Summer
April 21, 2014 Scientific Games Signs Instant Game Contract with FDJ
March 12, 2014 Ready to play MONOPOLY?
February 10, 2014 La Française des Jeux introduces ‘My Million’, a Raffle game to Euro Millions
January 17, 2014 More winnings for FDJ players on Equivalent Gaming Expenditure (GGR)* to 2012
January 14, 2014 ‘Défoulo’, A New Scratch Game To Let Off Steam From Daily Life Problems
January 8, 2014 The French Lottery Launches a New Game, the "Défoulo"
January 6, 2014 La Française des Jeux Sets €1bn Revenue Target

News Archive for CY2013
December 16, 2013 Jean-François Vilotte to Steo Down from Role for Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL)
December 2, 2013 FDJ Extends Sponsorship Through 2016 French lottery one of the oldest sponsors in pro peloton
November 28, 2013 The French Games Enables People to Reach Their Dreams
November 6, 2013 La Française des Jeux Still a Great Business Model after 80 Years
October 28, 2013 La Française des Jeux Marks 80th Anniversary
October 1, 2013 New Free Facebook Competition Launched by FDJ - "The workshop of Dreams"
September 16, 2013 La Française des Jeux Reintroduces its Tac O Tac Game
August 27, 2013 Case Against Française des Jeux Dismissed
July 28, 2013 The French Games Selected a Perfect Feline for New Scratch Ticket
July 28, 2013 French's Games: Amigo Replaces Rapido
July 21, 2013 La Française des Jeux Celebrates 80th Anniversary this Summer
July 16, 2013 ARJEL Publishes A Reconciliation Of Turnover In 2012 Of French, Italian And Spanish Markets For Online Games
June 28, 2013 The POS game, AMIGO, continues its National Deployment Replacing RAPIDO game
June 12, 2013 La Française Des Jeux Launch New Game: "500.000 Carats"
June 4, 2013 Lotsys and Morpho unveil Gaming Terminal With Optical Scanner and Announce Large-Scale Roll Out by FDJ
March 4, 2013 La Française des Jeux Introduces a Prize for Life to Its KENO Game
February 5, 2013 La Française des Jeux Supports Safe Internet Day
January 15, 2013 La Française des Jeux  2012: an Exceptional Calendar And A Record Year For Redistribution
January 3, 2013 La Française des Jeux Reports Record Turnover in 2012

News Archive for CY2012
December 5, 2012 La Française des Jeux Celebrates Christmas with New Games
November 23, 2012 PS MP Suggests 15% Tax on Lottery Winnings
November 23, 2012 Retailer Makes Claim against La Française des jeux for Cancellation of Lottery Licence
November 20, 2012 Lotsys Develops Easy-To-Use “Three-Click” App For FDJ’s Loto® Game
October 11, 2012 French Tobacconists Boycott New Lotto Game
October 10, 2012 La Française Des Jeux Introduces New Features  To Its Emblematic LOTO® Game
August 10, 2012 Tobacconists Threaten to Boycott the Sale of Lottery and Bingo
August 9, 2012 France Reaps €4.7 billion from Various Forms of Gambling
August 10, 2012 La Française des Jeux launch a New Instant Game 'Château de Versailles'
July 13, 2012 Tobacconists Threaten to Boycott Games of the FDJ
July 6, 2012 New Caledonia Opposition to French Lottery
June 12, 2012 La Française des Jeux Launches a New Instant Game Based on Ancient Rome
May 17, 2012 La Française des Jeux (FDJ) Strongly Supporting Team France
May 14, 2012 La Française des Jeux Launch a New Instant Game to Support the French Olympic Team for the London 2012 Olympic Games
April 16, 2012 La Française des Jeux Launches a New Instant Game ‘12 mois €xtra!’offering Monthly Annuities
April 16, 2012 LVS Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
March 14, 2012 FDJ Gives New Impetus To Its Line Of Scratch Games
January 31, 2012 Joint Venture Aims to Develop a Common Technology Platform for Online Poker in All Regulated Markets Except the United States
January 24, 2012 LVS to Provide Advanced Betting Platform to Mauritius’ Largest Retail Sports Book Operator
January 20, 2012 ARJEL Reports On 2011
January 13, 2012 La Française des Jeux Takes Advantage of French Superstition
January 18, 2012 The Advanced Betting Platform to be Launched Into the African market
January 16, 2012 La Française des Jeux Launch a New Scratch Game ‘Poils à gratter’ with Dogs and Cats
January 3, 2012 La Française des Jeux.Announce 2011 Results
January 5, 2012 French National Lottery Reports Increase of 8.4 Percent over 2010


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