The Future of Gambling:Beyond the EU Green Paper

Event Type:Seminar
When:14 June 2012
Where:London, England
Audience:Legal and Regulatory
Event Organizer:Westminster Forum Projects

With the European Commission set to publish its next-step recommendations next year emanating from 2011's Green Paper on Online Gambling, this seminar will offer a timely opportunity for policymakers, the gambling industry and other interested parties to discuss the future for gambling regulation in the UK and Europe. The event features a keynote presentation from Pamela Brumter-Coret, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services, European Commission, while planned sessions examine options for the harmonisation of policy across member states. Discussion will focus on the creation of a minimum pan-European standard, the next steps for dealing with the prevalence of cross-border illegal online gaming sites, the development of EU-wide consumer protection against fraud and for the prevention of 'problem' gambling, and the relationship of the gambling industry with societal groups, sports governing bodies and sports rights-holders.