ANJ enhances knowledge with French Observatory partnership

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux, the French gaming regulator, has agreed a partnership with the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug addiction.

As part of the agreement, the regulator will partner with the organisation to enhance and develop its knowledge on the ‘phenomena of addiction’, with the ANJ also donating 0.002 per cent of its stakes to finance scientific research on gambling and problem gamblers.

A spokesperson for the ANJ commented: “To maintain gambling in a sustainable perspective of recreational gambling and better protect players, it is essential to better understand the drivers of gambling behaviour and the complex phenomena of addiction they produce.”

The deal specifies the cooperation between the two, by outlining the scope of their interventions and how to reduce the prevention of excessive or pathological gambling, while also protecting minors.

Additionally, both have agreed to share their expertise on recreational gambling, as well as data and knowledge relating to ADHD and mechanisms associated with addiction. 

The ANJ said it may involve the OFDT in its work and, in particular, will invite the body to participate in the work of the advisory committee on the prevention of excessive gambling.