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World Cup: 615 million euros wagered… Online betting almost doubled in France between 2018 and 2022


The National Gaming Authority (ANJ) has communicated the amount of bets placed online in our country during the competition, amount

Is this a record to celebrate?

Still, the 22nd edition of the World Cup exploded all the scores in terms of bets placed online in France.

According to the National Gaming Authority (ANJ), 615 million euros were bet online on the territory on the occasion of the 2022 World Cup.

By comparison, 366 million had been wagered during the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 420 million during the Euro, organized in several European countries, in the summer of 2021. During the Qatari edition, the Argentina - France final alone generated 55 million uploads, compared to 37.5 million for the France - Croatia final in 2018.

The ANJ also informs that it will carry out a more in-depth assessment of the figures and gaming behavior during the competition in mid-January.

The regulatory body for games in our country will also be interested in the advertising campaigns carried out by the operators, both in terms of their content and the volume and levers used.

The ANJ wants to moderate the advertising action of gambling operators

"We want the advertising that accompanies and sets these bets to music to be responsible"

💬 Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of the National Gaming Authority (ANJ)

— BFM Business (@bfmbusiness) November 22, 2022

No incident on matches related to betting, according to Fifa

For its part, Fifa reports that no incident has been identified during the 64 matches played in Qatar.

The 'Integrity Task Force', a multi-party body set up by Fifa to monitor all matches and ensure their integrity, ended its term on 22 December.

As part of its mandate, “the task force analyzed reports of legal betting market activity, conducted investigations in multiple jurisdictions, and carefully monitored competition sites for suspicious behavior.

No threat was identified during the various meetings.

“, specifies Fifa.

FIFA says it will “continue to work with members of this group with a view to safeguarding its next competitions, starting with the Women's World Cup in 2023 (July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand).

It will also continue to develop integrity strategies in cooperation with confederations, member associations and other stakeholders in the fight against match manipulation.


Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-12-23

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