The ANJ plans to change public policies to address the issues of problem gambling and underage gaming.
France.- France’s L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) began 2021 by announcing it will establish tougher measures for consumer protection.
The regulator believes new public policies are needed to address problem gambling concerns in the country, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased revenue for the iGaming sector.
This, however, has also caused a hike in the number of problem gamblers which went from about 200,000 in 2014 to over 370,000 in the last year, according to data from the ANJ.
Now the regulator aims to address the issue, as well as the increase in underage gamblers, by updating current laws and creating better central controls to offer players further protections.
The ANJ announced it has been working on the proposed changes and controls with several organisations such as the Ministry of Solidarity and Health (MSH) and the National Union of Family Associations (UNAF).