Ashley Fox thinks that by creating a centralised regulatory authority that gaming operators could more easily set up in the member country of their choosing. Not forgetting of course that this would protect minors and fight addiction as well as money laundering. It appears that these proposals aren’t acceptable to everyone. In fact, it’s not certain that harmonising jurisdictions will guarantee reliable and harmless games for players. Inspections, even if there are now many of them, aren’t enough to completely check all gaming operators. In Europe, just under 7 million people take part in online gaming either online casinos, online poker, horse racing or sports betting. The money from these games is several billion euros, a figure that is increasing from year to year. This much sought after market may still attract many gaming operators in the coming years and this could lead to the same regulation in the European Community member countries.
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