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Discussion on the EC Green Paper

Forum Europe has organised an in-depth discussion on the European Commission's consultative Green Paper on the European Union regulation of internet gambling, which will take place in Brussels on June 28,2011.

The European Gambling Policy Conference will gather key policy makers, national regulators and stakeholders for a full and frank discussion on the best way forward to achieve a market for online gambling services that is appropriately regulated.

The conference will also explore topical challenges facing the online and offline gambling industries including fraud and criminal activity, issues surrounding integrity, consumer protection, and problems and solutions surrounding the positive and negative social impacts of gambling.

Forum Europe says the gambling industry as a whole is fast becoming an integral part of pan-European culture due to its "omnipresent nature and ease of accessibility."

The overall gross gaming revenue of the European Union accounted for approximately €82 billion in 2008; of this, the GGR from online gambling exceeded €6 billion and this is expected to double in size by 2013, the organisation claims.

The conference will include panel sessions focusing on the following issues:

  • The Green Paper on online gambling: Is Europe on the right track?

  • Gambling, Good Causes and Sports Integrity – Are the current rules appropriate for the 21st Century?

  • Has the right balance been reached between consumer choice and protection?

Full details at: http://www.eu-ems.com/summary.asp?event_id=57&page_id=361&/

Source: InfoPowa News

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