Française des Jeux (lottery)

Française des Jeux (FDJ) is the operator of France's national lottery games, and the title sponsor of the FDJ cycling team. The name of the company loosely translates as The French [Company] of Games. The company was previously owned and operated by the French government. In July 2018, the French government, which owned 72% of FDJ, has decided to take the company public and sell off 50% of its ownership. This is in hopes of rejuvenating the national treasury.[1]

La Française des Jeux
TypeSociété anonyme
Euronext ParisFDJ
CAC Mid 60 Component
IndustryLottery
PredecessorLoterie nationale (France)
Founded1976 (1976)
Headquarters,
Key people
Christophe Blanchard-Dignac
Revenue1,956 billions € (2019)
133 millions € (2019)
Number of employees
2200 (2018)
SubsidiariesFondation FDJ
Websitegroupefdj.com

In addition to lottery games, the company also provides online games and sports betting markets, such as association football, cycling, rugby union, and track and field.

The company sponsors two professional cycling teams - Groupama–FDJ in the UCI World Tour since 1997, and FDJ Suez Futuroscope in the UCI Women's World Tour since 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UK's Camelot Tipped to Manage Privatised French Lottery FDJ". July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.

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