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ANJ revamps Evalujeu self-assessment tool

| By Zak Thomas-Akoo
The French regulator, l'Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has announced it has revamped its Evalujeu self-assessment tool.

Launched in 2015, Evalujeu is a gambling-harms evaluation tool that offers users the opportunity to self-assess their risk-level through a questionnaire, suggests next steps and offers devices to manage their activities. The test is based on the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI) measure which screens a person for signs of harmful gambling activity using a 31-item test.

Depending on a user’s results, Evalujeu produces personalised advice to maintain their recreational habits, regain control, or else quit entirely. The site also offers a suite of tools including deposit limits, betting limits, budget planners, game time limits and automatic withdrawal thresholds.  

After seven years, the ANJ has revamped Evalujeu in order to improve the user-experience. This has included reworking the site’s branding and visual identity to accompany the new features. Users can now adapt the evaluation questionnaire according to different gambling habits – for example a sports bettor during the World Cup will be able to find a survey dedicated to sports betting.

The site will also feature new multi-media content, including videos of healthcare professionals who specialise in gambling addiction speaking on topics relevant to users, as well as podcast testimonials from those who have experienced gambling harms talking about their journey and the support options available.

According to the ANJ, the population of moderate-risk gamblers is in the region of a million people, compared to around 370,000 high-risk players. This has increased from 200,000 in 2014. This happens in the context of French gambling revenue increasing 6.9% year-on-year to €5.26bn in H1 2022.

In April, the regulator approved an action plan for casinos and race tracks to strengthen problem gambling monitoring.

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