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ANJ partners family association to protect minors from gambling harm

| By Robert Fletcher
French gambling regulator L'Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has entered into a partnership with the l’Union nationale des associations familiales (UNAF) in an effort to help protect children and young people in the country from gambling-related harm.

Under the arrangement, the two parties will work together on a number of targeted initiatives designed to clamp down on underage gambling.

These will include carrying out joint research on the types of minors taking part in underage gambling and their behaviours, as well as developing new materials to promote vigilance of underage gambling among families. 

ANJ and UNAF will also seek to develop and implement training for staff across the UNAF network so that they can advise and help people impacted by underage gambling.

“The partnership agreement between ANJ and Unaf is part of the regulator’s mission to prevent excessive gambling and protect minors,” ANJ siaid.

“Strengthening collaboration and links with associative actors with targeted expertise in these areas and working towards audiences likely to encounter problems with their gambling or with minors is an essential lever for action.”

Last month, the ANJ last month reported a 25.4% quarter-on-quarter increase in online gambling revenue in Q3 to €405m (£365.5m/$494.0m). This was accompanied by a 29.3% increase in active player accounts, to 2.7m.

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