Joint industry letter: Regulatory cooperation at EU-level is crucial to a safe and well-functioning EU online gambling market
Industry groups send letter to European Commission in support of re-established EU Expert Group on Gambling
17 trade associations, representing the leading online gambling operators in the EU, have sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, calling on the European Commission to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling Services to support much-needed regulatory cooperation between Europe’s gambling authorities. The call to action from the industry groups, which includes the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), follows a similar request issued by 13 national gambling authorities recently.
The key recommendation from the industry groups: “A basic EU-level structure for cooperation and information exchange between national gambling authorities is a pre-requisite for a safe and well-functioning online gambling market in the EU, particularly that it is sector which is non-harmonised at EU-level but touches the lives of millions of Europeans. We therefore urge you to reinstate the Commission-mandated EU Expert Group on Gambling Services.”
Read the full letter here.
About the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA)
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gaming and betting operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, Entain, Kindred Group, and William Hill. The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) is also an affiliate member. EGBA works together with national and EU regulatory authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and well-channelled online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes into account the realities of the internet and online consumer demand. EGBA member companies meet the highest regulatory standards and have 145 online gambling licenses to provide their services to 16 million customers in 17 different European countries.