03/27/2012 : A STEP TOWARD REGULATORY HARMONISATION IN ONLINE GAMBLING?
French regulator reveals a new spirit of understanding between France, Italy, Spain and Britain
Top French online gambling regulator and president of ARJEL, Jean-Francois Vilotte, reportedly revealed at a French conference this week that his organisation may soon enter into a memorandum of understanding with Italian regulator AAMS, British counterpart the UK Gambling Commission and Spain's National Gambling Commission.
The proposal is apparently being currently studied by the UK Gambling Commission, which has not thus far commented on the possibilities.
Although the detail of the MOU is not yet known, it could act as a powerful catalyst for more harmony in the fragmented and self-centred regulatory regimes of Europe's gambling nations, a goal the EU Parliament and the European Commission is keen to promote.