European Regulators Discuss Online Gambling Future

22 jurisdictions represented at annual conference
This year's annual conference of the Gaming Regulators European Forum  was held recently in Riga, Latvia and was attended by 65 delegates from regulatory bodies in 22 jurisdictions, along with other interested parties.
GREF chairman Håkan Hallstedt, said that the conference was a success, enabling delegates to discuss matters of mutual concern across all jurisdictions, such as cross-border crime, social gaming and responsible gambling.
Hallstedt said that European regulators continue to work together in building on mutual experience in key areas:
* Technical issues and e-gaming; social responsibility and dealing with problem gambling; and developing data and statistics to provide evidence-based policy development.
* Developing a common understanding of the role of online gambling marketing affiliates, particularly in ensuring that their activities and interaction with customers is appropriate, affords proper levels of protection and is in line with national licensing objectives;
* Building on the work of the EU Expert Group to share knowledge and experience of licensing regimes in order to build a common template for sharing information; and
* Considering ways to improve the training of staff and new appointees to national supervisory bodies and to share best practice knowledge and experience.