The legalisation of the online gaming market has taken place progressively in Europe and each country has taken the time to put in place its own opening up. In France, an Authority for the Regulation of Online Gaming (ARJEL) was created in order to regulate this market already very much sought after by illegal sites. In Italy, the national regulatory organisation (AAMS) was launched to regulate online gaming and to protect players. Since 2011, these two authorities have decided to unite to be able to exchange their respective experience. Their many meetings during the year have allowed them to agree on a very important point: the need to harmonize the regulation of the European market for online betting. This idea also attracted England and Spain who also wanted to join with the two European countries in order to strengthen their objectives.This alliance is necessary because it will enable the putting in place of a communal policy for player protection, for fighting against illegal sites and money laundering. Since the opening up of this online market, there has been quite an upturn in Europe which contrasts with land based casinos that have fallen victim to the economic crisis and that have seen their income drop hugely. So it is important that Europe follows one directive concerning the policy on internet gaming. This will allow for an active battle against corruption in sports games which has been in the news recently. In fact, Italy has been accused of rigging football matches which has had an effect on sports bets that had been made online. With the arrival of the European Football Championships and the Olympic Games, European countries want to polish up their image in order to revitalize the number of bets.
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