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Public consultation questionnaire open until end July 2011 for EC's green paper

Following the release of the European Commission's Green Paper on Online Gambling towards the end of March 2011, the body has announced the release of a public follow-up consultation in the form of a questionnaire.

The Green Paper on Online Gambling was met with mixed reactions from interested industry parties and influential online gambling trade associations like the Remote Gaming Association and the European Gaming and Betting Association were worried about the apparent lack of commitment to enforce fundamental EU principles such as free movement of goods and services, and the trend toward individual and fragmented national approaches to regulation.

Primarily an information collecting exercise, the Commission is inviting market participants, national governments, national authorities and any other interested parties to participate by completing and submitting the questionnaire by 31 July 2011 in order to determine the need for, and the form of any European Union follow-up action in the online gambling field. All contributions or submissions will be published on the internet for public view.

The questionnaire can be found at : http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2011/online_gambling_e...

Source: InfoPowa News

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