EGBA Responsible Gaming DayPublished October 19, 2011 by OCR Editor
Responsible gaming is at the forefront of gambling discussions at the EGBA today!
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is convening for a special day in Brussels today. Responsible Gaming Day is being showcased in grand style as online casino operators, sportsbooks, bingo rooms and other vested interests commemorate betting in a secure and reliable environment. EGBA has long provided gaming operators with guidelines and procedures to provide their patrons with responsible online gaming. This is featured by way of affiliation with registered authorities, self exclusion features, no underage gambling and corporate social responsibility programs.The October 19 Conference in Brussels
Gaming aficionados, legislators and governing bodies comprise a handful of the delegates in attendance at the EGBA Responsible Gaming Day. A debate has been scheduled to discuss the merits of the European Commission's Green Paper on online gaming. Delegates will be stressing the need for European action, with a focus on developing the Internal Market. Among the many dignitaries attending the conference will be stakeholders, academics, gambling experts, national office bearers and other professionals from the EU gambling sector.
This 4th edition of Responsible Gaming Day is set to focus almost exclusively on the legal framework that is needed at EU level for all gambling activity. Various challenges will be addressed and attendees will be working hard to reach a broad consensus from within industry ranks. Interpretation of the conference will be in English, German and French.Key speakers will include:
- John Penrose: The Minister for Tourism and Heritage (He is responsible for gambling policy)
- Malcolm Harbour: MEP, ECR, Chair of the IMCO Committee
- Jürgen Creutzmann: MEP, ALDE, rapporteur, report on online gambling
- Andrew Beveridge: eCOGRA CEO, Chair of the CEN Workshop Agreement for Responsible Remote Gambling Measures
And various other noted authorities on responsible gambling practices.