CEOs Show Support for Teufelberger

CEOs Show Support for Teufelberger

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

When a poker player suffers a wrong at the hands of someone, the community is usually there to rally round and show their support. Indeed, there’s a sense of camaraderie in crisis that flow through the industry at times and it seems that also extends to poker site CEOs.

After’s CEO Norbert Teufelberger was detained in Belgium last week a number of executives have showed their support.

In a letter written to and published by the Financial Times, a group of 12 CEOs expressed their concern at the arrest, citing a breach of EU law and intimidation as reasons why this incident shouldn’t be overlooked.
The main points of the letter were:

“The events that took place last Tuesday in Brussels, a stone’s throw from the European parliament and the office of Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services, are a stark reminder of the legal uncertainty that prevails in the European online gaming market.”

“We hope that the commission will now enforce compliance with the European treaty and do so swiftly. Countries such as Belgium and Greece that are in clear breach of EU law and that are seeking to enforce those laws domestically are likely to be at the top of the list.”

Those who signed the letter, included: “Victor Chandler, William Hill, BetClic, Winamax, bet365, Stan James, 888, Gamesys, Sportingbet, Betsson and 32Red.

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