France: Gambling Regulator likely to review public gaming policies to ensure better consumer protection


France’s gambling regulator, the L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) is all set to begin its business by ensuring that consumers are better protected in the year 2021.

ANJ, which is the unified gambling authority in France, had replaced the former regulator, L’Autorité Nationale de Régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) last year.  It now has brought together all of the country’s various gambling regulations under the auspices of a single entity.

ANJ intends to review and revamp all the public gaming policies and gambling regulations in order to ensure better consumer protection. ANJ, through its policies, intends to minimize ‘excessive gambling’ and improve protection of the minors in the year 2021.

The reason behind this approach is the rising number of problem gamblers in France and ANJ’s commitment to safer gambling industry and public health concerns.

ANJ has already begun working with the Ministry of Solidarity and Health (MSH) in order to create “a framework to reaffirm public policy objectives as well as to promote an innovative regulatory approach to unite the actors concerned around the protection of players,” as reported by

Notably, ANJ is not only working with MSH, it has also partnered with France’s National Union of Family Associations (UNAF, for its French acronym) to create safer gambling environments.

However, no specific plans and details have been revealed by ANJ as to how it intends to execute such controls.