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La Française des Jeux
Address: 126 rue Galliéni
Postal/Postboks Address: 92643 Boulogne-Billancourt Cédex
Internet: http://www.fdjeux.com
E-mail Address: j.robert@lfdj.com
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
ITVMs: N/A
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 2015
January 5, 2015 FDJ® launches KOH-LANTA® a scratch game event in partnership with TF1 Entreprises

News 2014
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 2013
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 2012
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


News 2011
November 22, 2011 WinTV Machines Chosen for Major Football Draw!
November 19, 2011 La Française des Jeux Redesigns ‘Cash’ Ticket With Success
September 29, 2011 Frédéric Tardieu is Named FDJ Program Director
September 26, 2011 Digital Signage Provider Amscreen Teams Up with La Francaise des Jeux
September 14, 2011 Amscreen Wins Jackpot Deal With French Lottery Operator
September 13, 2011 LVS Enhances the Advanced Betting Platform
August 4, 2011 La Française Des Jeux Launch a New Instant Game Based on Football Theme
July 27, 2011 Francaise des Jeux Sign Watch & Bet
July 8, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launch a New Instant Game ‘Jour de Chance’ Based on Luck and Superstition
June 30, 2011 La Francaise des Jeux President Works on a Global Lottery for 2013
June 23, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launches a New Edition of Its Instant Game Millionnaire
June 6, 2011 France to Change Gaming Tax System
May 16, 2011 Lottomatica Group Subsidiary GTECH Corporation Signs Contract With La Française Des Jeux To Provide Gemini™ Compact Instant Ticket Vending Machines And Related Services
May 9, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launch ‘Roland Garros’ a New Instant Game Based on Tennis Theme
April 19, 2011 LVS Nominated for EGR's 'Sportsbetting Supplier of the Year' Award
April 18, 2011 Atlantic Lottery Joins Select Group By Receiving WLA SCS Certification
April 11, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launches a Texas Hold’em Poker Instant Game in Partnership with World Series of Poker®
March 30, 2011 Euro Millions, the Pan-European Lottery Game, Changes with a Second Draw Day, Larger Jackpots and More Chances to Win
March 28, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launches Mille Bornes®, a New Instant Game, in Partnership with TF1 Enterprises
March 21, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launches Mille Bornes
February 17, 2011 La Française des Jeux Appoints New Director of Regulatory & European Affairs
February 18, 2011 La Française des Jeux Launch a Crossword Instant Game
January 31, 2011 La Française des Jeux Shows the Solidity of Its Gaming Model and Adopts a Digital Plan to Serve Its Customers and Network
January 28, 2011 La Française des Jeux Turnover Rises 5.5% in 2010


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