the National Games Authority (ANJ) has taken over the management of France’s self-exclusion system, as it continues to fulfill its essential functions as the new unified regulator of games of chance in France.
Previously managed by France Ministry of the Interior, The ANJ immediately said it would revamp the self-exclusion service for modern consumers.
Resuming responsibility, the ANJ said the new French service will be managed entirely online, eliminating face-to-face registrations, human errors and delays in system updates.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior, French players were required to register with their local police station in order to complete the registration – an obstacle that harmed vulnerable and at-risk players.
Chaired by Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Former French State Councilor on Data and Consumer Protection, last June the ANJ was announced as the new regulatory body for gambling in France, tasked with immediately undertaking a comprehensive review of the country’s gambling laws and support structures.
Last week, the ANJ published its first regulatory program for 2021, in which the regulatory agency detailed its intention to reform current gambling protections in France and the protection of minors.