Remi Theys, Business Developer, Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), presented “SaferGame.” It is FDJ’s responsibility to protect players, retailers and society. “Regulators expect actions from lotteries against money laundering,” stressed Theys. As example, he cited the EU’s fourth directive against money laundering and financing of terrorism with a specific clause for game operators.

FDJ teamed up with IBM for a co-innovation project that resulted in 25% of new money laundering cases detected as well as 30% reduction of retailers’ bad debt. Our challenge is to work from massive data generated at thousands of retailers by millions of anonymous players,” he said.