The Need To Create A National Responsible Mechanism Of Gambling In Cyprus
The cypriot gambling and casino commission has opened the center for the treatment of problem and pathological gambling in ayos afanasios, limassol, as part of their investments in responsible measures for gambling.
The center called "faros" will assist adults encountered with the negative consequency of gambling, in collaboration with the national advisions and ngos.
At the opening, deputy minister of tourism savvas pernios said that the investments of the gambling regulator deserve praise, but added that cyprus requires a comprehensive national mechanism to solve problem games in order to benefit from the opening of a larger number of casino on the island.
In limassol, it is planned to place the largest casino in europe – the icr cypriot city of dream mediterranean, which should open in the summer of 2022. However, perdios said that more licensed casinos will work in other districts, which means that "all future problems shold be solved at the national level".
He said that collective efforts are needed with the participation of the state, local authorities, non-governmental organizations and other.
Responsible measures for gambling in cyprus.
The head of the cyprus commission on gambling supervision and casino cristos mavrellis took part in the the opening of the cyprus week of safe gambling.
Speaking at cyprus gaming show a few days earlier, he said:
"An important consideration for the commission is how the operator protects the welfare and interests of its customers.
We continue to work with the operator and other partners to prevent and minimize the potentially harmful effects of games for cypriot society, in particular minors and vulnerable groups.
A good example of innovative technology implemented by operators and approved by the commission is the use of software to recognize persons implemented last year to improve the operator’s capabilities to identify persons excluded from casino for reasons related to problem gambling, fraud, or improper behavior ".
Source: focus gaming news