European Gaming and Betting Association Publishes Manifesto
Document Calls For Structured Regulatory Cooperation Among National Authorities
The European Gaming and Betting Association has published its manifesto for sustainable online gambling in the EU.
The move comes as part of the EGBA’s contribution to the debate arising from the November 2011 European Parliament Report on Online Gambling in the Internal Market.
The organization, which represents companies such as bwin.party, Betclic, Unibet, Interwetten, and Expekt, has proposed five priority action points which is says will regulate and ensure responsible online gambling. They are:
1: The European Commission fulfilling its role as Guardian of the Treaty
2: Structured regulatory cooperation among national authorities
3: An EU legal framework for online gambling
4: Problem gambling prevention measures based on evidence
5: EU action to fight sport fraud
Sigrid Ligné, secretary general of EGBA said, “Our Manifesto is designed to be a timely input to the Commission as it prepares its EU action plan for online gambling.
“We are calling for the introduction of European rules to ensure proper protection for consumers while affording fair and transparent licensing conditions for EU operators.”
European gambling regulators met for the first time in February to discuss the report and the issues arising from it. A second meeting is expected soon.
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