Gambling authorities from 14 EU Member States have referred to as on the European Commission to re-establish the Fee-mandated EU Skilled Team on Gambling.
Writing to the European Fee, the group of gambling authorities has formally requested the reestablishment of the Specialist Team on Gambling, with the final decision confirmed in a webinar on Thursday by René Jansen, Chairperson of the Dutch Gambling Authority.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) says it completely supports reestablishing the Qualified Team, in a bid to facilitate and assistance cooperation involving gambling authorities in the EU.
“Europe’s gambling industry is really worth €100 billion every yr, with several hundreds of thousands of Europeans enjoying, but the absence of the Professional Team indicates that, not like any other client sector, there is now no formal framework for regulatory cooperation at EU-degree,” a assertion from EGBA browse.
“EGBA has previously referred to as on the Fee to reinstate the Expert Team and thinks that the difficulties going through gambling regulation indicate that official and structured regulatory cooperation amongst EU Member States is even much more significant to enable protect European people.”
The group supplied a platform for gambling regulators to exchange data, share greatest tactics and do the job with each other on joint initiatives, and consisted of representatives from the EU’s gambling authorities, but was disbanded by the Fee in 2018.
“There is at the moment no EU framework for gambling regulators to even converse, allow by yourself to jointly tackle the big concerns affecting Europe’s on-line gambling sector,” mentioned EGBA Secretary Typical Maarten Haijer.
“Most of these troubles are cross-border in mother nature and have to have widespread alternatives.
“We, thus, welcome the potent motivation to regulatory cooperation and phone to action from the the vast majority of Europe’s gambling regulators. The message to the European Commission is apparent: the two gambling regulators and the sector alone are united in support of the Qualified Group and contact upon the Fee to reinstate the Expert Team.”