Chief of Bwin talks about regulatory harmonisation


Two thirds of EU states are now involved in the regulation of online gambling

Europe will gain from harmonised EU rules governing the gaming sector; that’s the message delivered by Norbert Teufelberger, co-CEO of the major Austrian internet gambling group Bwin, to a packed audience in the European Parliament at the third “Responsible Gaming Day” (RGD) this week.

Organised by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the trade association representing the licensed EU industry, this year’s RGD - entitled “Responsible Gaming in a digital single market” - brought together over 150 delegates including senior EU and national officials, representatives from the public and private gaming sectors, academia and civil society to discuss the state of play in EU and national gaming regulation.

Teufelberger said: “With almost two thirds of EU member states already working on or at least considering a reform of their gaming markets, there is a unique momentum now to ensure that regulation delivers for consumers, the industry and Europe.

"Regulation must be harmonised so that consumers receive similar high protection regardless of where they play. Online gaming is a cross-border activity and consumer protection needs to be applied cross-border as well”.

Speaking on behalf of the European Commission, Jean Bergevin, head of unit at DG Internal Market, said: “The Commission is determined to proceed with an objective and factual based consultation at the earliest by the end of the year in the form of a green paper which will collect the information necessary to determine the most efficient and coherent systems addressing recognised public interest objectives”.

Host of the event in the European Parliament, Timothy Kirkhope, MEP added: “This is a golden opportunity to begin to set in place a level playing field for a sector which is struggling with a patchwork of different rules.

“I have great faith in Commissioner Barnier that he will take heed of our discussions today, and begin to work out a strategy to ensure that online gambling can become a legitimate part of the internal market.”

General Gambling News Gambling Law & Society News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

2mins ago someone from United States played Rising Sun - 5 Reels

Casino Of The Month

Casino of the Month

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    26
  • Members Online
    384
  • Guests
    1,658
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
Guts Casino
  (273 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (514 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
  (384 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (377 Ratings)
Buzzluck Casino
  (249 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
  (297 Ratings)
Videoslots.com
  (245 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (242 Ratings)
CasinoRoom
  (244 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (223 Ratings)
Raging Bull
  (175 Ratings)
NextCasino
  (245 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
  (318 Ratings)
SlotsMillion
  (157 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (313 Ratings)
TradaCasino
  (99 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (228 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (291 Ratings)
Betspin
  (26 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (247 Ratings)
Casino Extreme
  (264 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (349 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (237 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
  (200 Ratings)
InterCasino
  (197 Ratings)
Bet365 Casino
  (489 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (172 Ratings)
Omni Slots
  (57 Ratings)
Slotland
  (423 Ratings)
Slotty Vegas
  (170 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus