Thursday June 28,2012 : EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO PUBLISH ONLINE GAMBLING ACTION PLAN (Update)
EC chief Michel Barnier will detail moves to stop unregulated internet gambling
The European Commission, the enforcement arm of the European Union, is to publish an action plan later this year, detailing moves to stop unregulated internet gambling, the Bloomberg business news agency reports.
The paper will include measures to clamp down “on the many illegal websites, often hosted in offshore havens,” that offer gambling services, Michel Barnier, the EU internal market chief, said in a speech in Brussels Wednesday.
The Commission will also propose measures to “effectively regulate and supervise” legal gaming sites, Barnier said. The action plan will be published “in the autumn,” he said.