BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:
La Française des Jeux (Paris:FDJ) announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the ZEturf group.
This acquisition is part of the FDJ group’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the competitive online gaming market in France, particularly in areas where it is not yet present, horse betting and poker.
Founded in 2001, the ZEturf group operates in the online horse racing betting market and in the online sports betting market under the ZEbet brand.
ZEturf has around 100 employees and recorded nearly €800 million in bets in 2021, including more than €100 million in B2B bets1. Online horse betting represents more than 50% of ZEturf’s B2C bets, making it the second largest French operator in this segment, with a market share of around 20%. ZEturf also operates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.
This operation will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
About La Française des Jeux (FDJ Group)
French national lottery and leading gaming operator, 2nd lottery in Europe and 4th worldwide, FDJ offers the general public secure, fun and responsible games in the form of lottery games (draws and instant games) and sports betting (ParionsSport), available in physical and online outlets. FDJ’s performance is driven by a portfolio of emblematic and recent brands, the leading local retail network in France, a growing market, recurring investments and an innovation strategy to make its offer and distribution more attractive with a enriched gaming experience.
The FDJ Group is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Compartment A – FDJ.PA) and is part of indices such as the SBF 120, Euronext 100, Euronext Vigeo 20, EN EZ ESG L 80, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe and FTSE Euro.
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1 Pooling of ZEturf’s horse racing bets with those recorded by other operators within its betting pool.