Major Online Sportsbook Association to Host Second Responsible Gambling Day
February 16, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — The European Gaming and Betting Association, which counts most of Europe's top online betting companies among its members, is to follow its successful "Responsible Gaming Day" presented last year to the European Parliament, with a second initiative on the subject.
The 2009 EGBA Responsible Gaming Day is planned for February 17th at the European Parliament in Brussels, and aims to facilitate a major EU policy discussion, with this year’s theme focusing on the key gaming issues of ‘Integrity and Sport’.
The ‘Responsible Gaming Day: ‘Integrity and Sport’ will be an opportunity for public and private sector stakeholders to examine the key issues of integrity in gaming, sport and bookmaking ethics and how to tackle potential fraud within the sports betting sector. The issue of integrity remains a top priority for private European online operators, who are committed to ensuring a highly secure gaming environment for their customers.
The ‘Responsible Gaming Day: Integrity & Sport’ will features keynote speeches by the Czech EU Presidency; Norbert Teufelberger, EGBA Chairman and Co-CEO of Bwin; MEPs from Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands; and Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet. This year's program addresses the key issues around online gaming, ethics in sports bookmaking and the tools and safeguards available to tackle risk in sports betting. It will include prominent speakers from the European Commission, private and state-owned industry, academia and leading sporting associations and clubs.
“Our second Responsible Gaming Day comes at time when online gaming and related sporting issues are being debated at the highest levels of the EU,” said Norbert Teufelberger, chairman of the EGBA. “We aim to encourage all parties to enter into dialogue to ensure the best practice in the field of responsible gaming informs modern EU policy developments.”