French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) reported revenue of €662m (£583.9m/$726.5m) for the first quarter of 2023, ended 31 March.
This was up by 8% compared to FDJ‘s performance in Q1 2021.
On a pro forma basis for 2022 – which included revenue from FDJ’s point of sales segment Aleda and payment service L’Addition – the revenue was up by 5.3% comparably.
Lottery revenue for the quarter was 6.4% higher than in Q1 2022, at €497m, while sports betting revenue grew slightly by 0.2%, remaining fairly level at €129m.
A total of €5.49bn was wagered with the operator during the quarter, a rise of 8.6%. Digital stakes made up €698m of the total.
From points of sale, revenue hit €4.79bn, a rise of 6.9%.
“The first quarter of 2023 was marked by the continued good financial and extra-financial performance of the FDJ group,” said Stéphane Pallez, chair and CEO of FDJ. “Our turnover is up by more than 5%, driven both by our network of 30,000 points of sale and by the good m..