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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 2014:
Sales FY 2015:
EUR 12,998 bn
EUR 13,704 bn
Number of Employees: 1,209
# Points of Sale (POS): 31,900
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 CY2018
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

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


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