Three Professional Gambling Associations Unite Efforts To Combat Illegal Gambling On The Internet

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February 15, 2022
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Three European Associations United in Combating Illegal Online Games

As part of the ambitious mission of the european commission to ensure the "fitness of europe to the digital epoch", the new digital services act acted a real impulse to combat illegal online content with the help of a notification mechanism and measures. European lottery association (el), european casino association (eca) and world tota association (wota) combine efforts to create an alliance and use this impulse. According to associations, now the right time to enhance the fight against illegal gambling on the internet, which make european consumers vulnerable and represent a real problem in the fight against money laundering.

European lottery association (el), european casino association (eca) and the world tota association (wota) welcome the plans for the european commission for modernization of rules applicable to online environment. They presented a "open letter against illegal games".

"As representatives of the licensed and regulated gambling industry in europe, we appreciate the same trust values, reliability and decency for oour players. We support the right of people to enjoy and play licensed at the national level of safe gaming environment and our participants die every day to ensure that it ensure ".

The alliance represents more than 150 operators of the gambling sector and lotteries in europe, which annually contribute more than5 billion euros for charitable purposes and in government budgets. Almost 1 million people – directly or indirectly – hired by members of the alliance. Having more than 350,000 independent lottery sales points and about 900 casinos across europe, these operators offer a wide range of safe, adjustable and controlled games and send players to this level of gaming.

"We urge everyone to support our members so this this imports of society to continue".

The package of digital services act provides a mechanism for notification and measures. It will allow allers about potentially illegal online content or actions and will help the last to respond quickly and be more transparent in relation to the actions taken.

"Our alliance considers it as an important improvement in the fight against illlegal gambling proposals and hopes for compliance with and implementing involved in the protection of the interests of all eu citizens".

Operators of illegal gambling offer tervices to online players located in several eu member states, without receiving any license in such national markets. This pactice is illegal and damage to consumers and the state budget, since the eu has no mutual recognition of national licenses in the gambling sector eu legislation in this sectoral eu legislation in this.

Illegal (not license in the country offers) gambling operators are dangerous, because: do not comply by the national regulatory bodies of the eu member states, where the eu member services the protection of consumers and especially the vulnerable population from the risks of excessive consumption is practically impossible; contribute to the emergence of social problems and crime; don’t pay taxes in national markets where their players are located; create unfair and unequal compettion with licensed and authorized gambling operators at the national level, threatening them of legitimate business models and a significant sustainable economic and social contribution, which the contribute to eu member states.

Source: the european lotteries official website

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