The French gaming regulator ANJ has appointed Christel Fiorina to the new position of director for market, compliance and player protection.
France.- The national gaming regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has created a new directorial position that aims to oversee French gambling’s market integrity following the unification of regulatory bodies later year.
Christel Fiorina will be the new regulator’s first director for market, compliance and player protections.
She joints ANJ from France’s National Enterprise Agency, DGE, where she led policy development projects that supported the Economy and Finance, Transport and the Environment ministries. She is also a lecturer on data ethics at the Universite de Lorraine.
The ANJ highlighted Fiorina’s leadership qualities, noting that she had implemented policy frameworks that helped French agencies regulate video games, esports and developments in artificial intelligence.
It said in a statement: “Fiorina will be in charge of the economic regulation of the gambling market, in particular the commercial policies and promotional strategies of operators and the prevention of excessive gambling.”
The ANJ is pressing on with wide-ranging changes to France’s regulatory frameworks for both land-based and online gaming after announcing a five-pillar strategy in February.
So far this year it has announced plans to overhaul France’s self-exclusion registry in line with its player protection directives. It has told some operators to improve their player protection strategies.
It comes after the Conseil d’État ruled that the ANJ has the power to take action against operators that breach France’s consumer code.
Meanwhile, ANJ President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has signed a collaborative agreement with OFDT, the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction, that aims to provide France’s public health and policing agencies with data on the treatment of gambling disorders.