ANJ publishes technical requirements on French gambling
L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has published an entire breakdown of technical requirements and data obligations that licensed operators should register with the authority.
The ANJ presented its ‘technical command’ to licensed operators having been in charge of the regulatory supervision of French online gambling, retail betting, horse racing and lotteries. The document describes the technical requirements by gambling vertical (sports betting, lottery, poker and horse betting) which should be secured by licensed operators.
Moreover, the ANJ offers a whole breakdown of compliance procedures that operators must adopt while they handle customers including: tracking of player accounts, checking of payment thresholds, confirmation of identity, cross-referencing address and more references.
Concerning its data policy, the ANJ has established a brand new framework of ‘requirements to archive material’ as a legal and regulatory duty. Operators should guarantee that they follow the ANJ’s ‘architectural and functional’ requirements in relation to data collection, monitoring, security, storage and administrative rights. The ANJ provides a detailed breakdown of all data variables by gambling discipline that must be stored and safeguarded by licensees.
Sports betting data requirements deem that operators should ensure ‘periodic information’ on player bet type, sport, event and final outcome. Additionally, all sportsbook incumbents should preserve historic information of customers winning bets and bet cancellations. To further control the market, operators should make sure that ‘ANJ agents’ can be given ‘remote access’ to data across all verticals as a licensee duty.
All ANJ market controls and technical requirements have been handed over to the European Council for competitive approval, with the regulatory authority notifying French incumbents of changes at a general meeting on 21 January.