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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 2015:
Sales FY 2016:
EUR 13,705 bn
EUR 14,331 bn
Number of Employees: 1,279
# Points of Sale (POS): 31,100
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 CY2021
August 12, 2021 La Française des Jeux Gaming Solutions Signs Agreement to Launch the Digital Lottery Games Vertical of Eesti Loto
August 12, 2021 FDJ Gaming Solutions Provides Its Retail Distribution Services to LOTTO Bayern Through Partnership with Carrus Gaming
July 8, 2021 Française des Jeux Announces Its Partnership with Plug and Play Brand & Retail France
February 12, 2021 La Française des Jeux 2020 Results Preserved Despite the Impact of the Health Crisis
January 5, 2021 La Française des Jeux Launches the “Objectif Maison” Scratch Ticket, Its New Annuity Game
January 4, 2021 La Française des Jeux Unveils Its New Institutional Campaign "And See France Win"

News Archive for CY2020
October 14, 2020 FDJ Announce Q3 2020 Results - Confirmation of the Good Direction of the Activity
Sept 1, 2020 FDJ's Heritage Tickets Go on Sale
June 17, 2020 Combined General Meeting of FDJ June 18, 2020
June 17, 2020 French Lottery Group FDJ General Assembly: Confirmation of the Impact of Confinement and Gradual Resumption of Activity
June 17, 2020 FDJ Supports Its Network of Partner Merchants with An Advertising Campaign

News Archive for CY 2019
December 10, 2019 French Lottery Operator FDJ to Become Paris 2024 Official Partner
November 21, 2019 FDJ Shares Surge in French Lottery Group's Market Debut
November 20, 2019 France's Lottery Operator FDJ Likely to Price IPO at Top of Range
October 18, 2019 French Lottery La Francaise des Jeux Gets Green Light for IPO
October 13, 2019 Casino Owners Express Concern at FDJ Privatization
October 13, 2019 French Lottery IPO Scheduled for November, Finance Minister Says
October 4, 2019 FDJ Report Growth Still Strong in the 3rd Quarter of 2019
October 5, 2019 France to Launch New Gambling Authority Ahead of FDJ Sale
September 4, 2019 France Advances in Privatization of Its Lottery
August 28, 2019 French Lottery Firm FDJ's Privatization to Take Effect in Coming Months: Le Maire
July 24, 2019 FDJ Creates V13 Invest, Its Corporate Investment Fund Dedicated To Customer Experience and Entertainment, With Serena
June 24, 2019 FDJ Gaming Solutions Acquires Sporting Group
May 1, 2019 France’s Heritage Lottery Donated 22 Million Euros in 2018 for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage
April 18, 2019 Française des Jeux Launch a Campaign on Responsible Gaming Television
April 12, 2019 FDJ Achieves Strong Financial and Non-Financial Results in 2018
March 26, 2019 1.9 Million French Online Lottery Players Responsible for 12% Increase in Turnover Last Year
February 28, 2019 Denmark, Finland, France and Norway to Launch Joint Digital Operation This Year
January 21, 2019 The Privatisation of the Française des Jeux (FDJ) is Unlikely to Take Place This Year
January 21, 2019 FDJ Group Announce Bets of €15,817 Million in 2018, Up + 4.4% Compared to 2017 Driven By Investment in Digital, Sports Betting .....

News Archive for CY2018
October 4, 2018 French MPs Back Privatisation of La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ)
September 14, 2018 French Heritage Lottery Sells 2.5 Million Tickets Ahead of €13m Jackpot
September 10, 2018 No Privatization for FDJ Until the Introduction of New Games Regulation
September 3, 2018 France's New Heritage Lottery Launched on Monday
July 16, 2018 French Government Looks to Camelot to Lead €1.5 Billion Bid for French National Lottery
June 13, 2018 France Prepares Legal Ground for FDJ Privatisation
May 28, 2018 French President Will Officially Name the First 18 Emblematic Beneficiaries of France’s New Heritage Scratch Cards and Lottery on Thursday
April 8, 2018 ARJEL Review of the 2017 Authorized Online Game Market
April 8, 2018 France Planning to Sell 50 Percent of Lottery Group FDJ Though IPO
March 8, 2018 France to Privatize State Lottery Company Française des Jeux
March 8, 2018 France Eyes Lottery Sell-Off
February 17, 2018 France Creates National Lottery to Save Architectural Heritage
January 25, 2018 French Lottery FDJ Sales Rise 5.7 Percent Ahead of Possible Privatisation
January 18, 2018 2018 Key-Year for the French Gaming Market, FDJ Privatization Table and Online Review
January 18, 2018 Report on French Lottery FDJ Privatisation Due Mid February-Sources

News Archive for CY2017
November 9, 2017 La Francaise Des Jeux Launch Esports Social Betting Site with Sportradar
October 11, 2017 France Considering a Lottery to Fund the Restoration of Endangered Monuments
August 18, 2017 France to Finance Innovation with the Privatization of La Française des Jeux
March 8, 2017 French PMU Monopoly Faces Threat from FDJ Test of Live Sports Betting
January 19, 2017 FDJ Records a 4.6% Increase in Sales to €14.3 Billion in 2016 and Enters Third Year of Its FDJ 2020 Project
January 19, 2017 Française des Jeux Report New Sales Record in 2016, Up 4.6% to €14.3
January 11, 2017 FDJ and the LFP Extend and Strengthen Their Partnership for 4 Years, around the Parions Sport Brand

News Archive for CY 2016
December 9, 2016 FDJ and Olympique Lyonnais Announce Partnership
November 8, 2016 FDJ Lottery Chief Takes No Chances in Her Bet on Expansion
May 15, 2016 Loto Celebrates 40 Years of Wins
February 8, 2016 In 2015, FDJ Generated Sales of €13.7 Billion (+5.4% Growth Compared to 2014) and Started to Implement Its New Strategic Plan, FDJ 2020
January 20, 2016 La Française des Jeux Generated a Record Turnover in 2015


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