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Napoleon Sports & Casino joins EGBA’s expert group on cyber security

19.01.2023

EGBA’s new cyber security expert group is strengthened with the addition of Belgium’s Napoleon Sports & Casino. Brussels, Today – Napoleon Sports & Casino, one of Belgium’s leading online gambling operators, has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) newly established expert group on cyber security, becoming the first operator outside of EGBA’s membership to join the group which facilitates industry cooperation on cyber security matters. The cyber security group, launched by EGBA in 2022, aims to promote the highest standards in cyber security among its members. The group provides a forum where operators can share information, expertise, and work together proactively to identify the latest online security threats, resolve potential security vulnerabilities, prevent cyber incidents, and implement latest best practices. The group comprises cyber security experts from Europe’s leading online gambling operators, including EGBA members, and is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding. Participation to the group is open...

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CEN to develop a European standard on markers of harm for online gambling

18.01.2023

European countries have approved an EGBA proposal to establish a common European standard on markers of harm in a significant step forward for safer gambling in Europe. Brussels, Today – Members of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), the official body responsible for developing standards in Europe, have voted to create a European standard on markers of harm for online gambling. The proposal to establish the standard was submitted to CEN by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) with the aim of supporting safer online gambling and strengthening player protection in Europe. Markers of harm are changes in a player’s online gambling behaviour, such as speed, time, and duration of play, that can be used to help identify risky or harmful gambling behaviour. These markers are essential to the further development of effective early intervention mechanisms aimed at preventing gambling-related harm. Many organisations, including the health sector and gambling...

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Europe’s Gambling Revenues Stabilised Above Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2022 – New Data

22.12.2022

Europe’s gambling market revenue increased 23% this year, driven by the post-pandemic reopening of casinos and betting shops, with total revenue stabilising 8% above pre-pandemic levels. Brussels, Today – Europe’s gambling market revenue stabilised this year, 8% above pre-pandemic levels, following the reopening of land-based gambling venues, according to the annual end-of-year market data report published by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital. According to the "European Online Gambling - Key Figures 2022" report, Europe’s gambling market revenue increased by 23% to €108,5bn gross gaming revenue (GGR)[1] in 2022, driven by a significant rebound in land-based gambling revenue following the reopening of casinos and betting shops. After the widespread shutdown of land-based gambling venues and subsequent declines in Europe’s gambling market revenue in 2020 and 2021, gambling market revenue stabilised this year at 8% above 2019’s pre-pandemic revenue levels. Online growth continues, but...

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Safer gambling: EGBA calls for support for a European standard on markers of harm

15.12.2022

EGBA has asked the European Committee for Standardisation to create a standardised list of markers of harm to support safer online gambling and help prevent gambling-related harm in Europe. Brussels, Today – A European standard on markers of harm would support the early identification of possible risky or problem gambling behaviour of online players, according to a standardisation proposal that the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has submitted to the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). EGBA believes that a reliable, standardised list of markers of harm is essential for preventing gambling-related harm in Europe. CEN, the body responsible for developing standards in Europe, is currently conducting a ballot of its members, the national standardisation bodies (NSBs) of European countries, to determine whether the proposal should be approved. NSBs have until the end of December 2022 to vote. If the proposal is adopted, relevant stakeholders, including academics, health experts, authorities,...

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EGBA welcomes the publication of Ireland’s Gambling Regulation Bill

02.12.2022

The publication of the Gambling Regulation Bill marks a significant milestone in the Irish government’s efforts to modernise the country’s gambling regulations and to bring its regulatory framework into line with EU member states.  BRUSSELS, TODAY – Ireland’s process of gambling reform has taken a step forward today after the Irish Parliament published the long-anticipated Gambling Regulation Bill. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), representing Europe’s leading online gambling operators, welcomes the publication of the Bill, which marks a significant milestone in the Irish government’s efforts to modernise the country’s gambling regulations. The Gambling Regulation Bill proposes new regulations for land-based and online gambling in Ireland, including the creation of a new authority to regulate gambling, a social fund to support education and problem gambling treatment, a national self-exclusion register for online gambling, new rules for gambling advertisements, and a ban on the use of credit cards for gambling...

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Personalised safer gambling communication sees massive growth in 2021 – new EGBA report

15.11.2022

EGBA members sent more than 20 million personalised safer gambling communications to their customers last year, a 700% yearly increase, according to EGBA’s latest sustainability report. This development reflects the shift towards a more targeted and personalised approach to safer gambling by EGBA members. BRUSSELS, TODAY – European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) members have stepped up their efforts to promote safer gambling, sending 22.5 million personalised and targeted safer gambling communications to their customers in 2021, representing a 700% yearly increase. This progress is presented in the organisation’s latest sustainability report published today. EGBA’s annual Sustainability Report outlines the joint efforts and progress made by EGBA and its members to promote safe and sustainable gambling and contribute positively to society in Europe, including social causes and sports.[1] In this year’s edition, the CEOs of EGBA member companies express their commitment to promote sustainable gambling and outline their joint efforts...

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