Napoleon Sports & Casino joins EGBA’s expert group on cyber security
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 to all Europe’s online gambling operators, including those not members of EGBA, provided they comply with certain principles to maintain the highest standards in cyber security.
“Providing a trusted and safe environment to our players is one of Napoleon’s strategic priorities. Ensuring the security of their data is a critical element contributing to that objective. Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected online gambling environment requires a coordinated response to prevent and respond to cyber-attacks. Napoleon joined EGBA’s cyber security expert group to exchange best practices and help drive initiatives within the industry that combat online threats and provide a safe, secure, and protected entertainment environment to players.” – Tom De Clercq, Executive Director, Napoleon Sports & Casino.
“We’re delighted to welcome Napoleon Sports & Casino as the newest participant to EGBA’s industry group on cyber security and welcome their expertise, particularly of the Belgian market. The group is a valuable platform for operators to share practical information and solutions about the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities and contribute to a more joined-up industry approach to cyber security. Interested operators should contact us if they wish to be considered for participation to the group.” – Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, EGBA.
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About Napoleon Sports & Casino
Excitement and entertainment in a safe, protected environment. That is what Napoleon Sports & Casino stands for. As a Belgian market leader in online entertainment and a locally anchored company, Napoleon takes full responsibility for sustainable entertainment, both online and in its brick-and-mortar casino and arcades across Belgium. Napoleon owns and operates the Grand Casino of Knokke and operates some 23 arcades and 2 betting shops across Belgium. Today, the Napoleon Group employs about 400 people and has been growing steadily since its inception more than 40 years ago. Napoleon Sports & Casino has its headquarters in Erembodegem, near Aalst.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed, and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, Entain, Flutter, Kindred Group, and William Hill. EGBA works together with national and EU authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and well-channelled online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes account of the realities of the internet and online consumer demand. EGBA member companies meet the highest regulatory standards and, in 2021, had 225 online gambling licenses to provide their services to 29,8 million customers across 21 different European countries. Currently, EGBA members account for 33% of Europe’s online gambling gross gaming revenue (GGR).