Internet betting group MRG (Mr Green) announced this week that they've joined the European Gaming and Betting Association, a body that works within Europe to normalize relations with country bodies related to gambling.
The group has the goal of creating a safe and reliable industry for punters within Europe. The group audits their member base regularly for compliance in regards to laws and regulations. Members of the EGBA currently have more than 20 million customers throughout Europe, and that market continues to grow as punters head to casinos on their phones or computers.
Commenting on the addition EGBA Secretary General Maarten Haijer said, "We are very pleased that MRG has joined the EGBA family and we look forward to working closely together with them towards an open, well-regulated market for online gaming in the EU and EEA. MRG brings a strong profile of responsibility, and together we will work towards developing attractive regulated markets that are capable of channelling consumers and providing a high level of consumer protection. It's an exciting but challenging time for European operators and we are pleased that reputable operators like MRG recognise the benefits of working closer together through the EGBA in order to meet these challenges."
MRG CEO Per Norman added: "MRG shares EGBA's view that the industry must work closer together to create a safe and reliable European digital environment for iGaming players. Green Gaming has been a core of our strategy since the foundation of the Group and we are enthusiastic about contributing to the development of more Green iGaming services across Europe."
It's nice that Mr Green decided to join that Association but shouldn't be a requirement for all the Europe's operating leading (or not) gambling brands to be a members or at least cooperating in some aspects with EGBA?
It sounds to me like this is voluntary right now and probably it shouldn't be..at least I think so.