Authorities Call for EU Gaming Blacklist

Authorities Call for EU Gaming Blacklist

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Three of Europe’s largest gaming trade associations have written a letter to EU Internal Markets and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier and called for a blacklist of illegal online operators to be drawn up.

The letter is a reaction to the EU’s Action Plan on Online Gambling which was released back in October.

The European Lotteries Association, European Pari Mutuel and Europe Casino Association have all criticised the bill, pointing out that it fails to address the problems of illegal online operators and their unrestricted advertising.

The state of online gambling in Europe has become fractured in recent years with various member states implementing their own legal restrictions and licensing.

However, the trio of trade authorities are pushing Barnier to put together a list of illegal operators and take steps to restrict their revenue streams.

At this time the letter is still under review and the EU has yet to indicate whether or not they support its proposals.

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Tags: European Commission, regulation, legislation