lack in regulation and insistence on preserving the anachronistic monopolies
(PRWEB) December 15, 2009
Over 80 gambling operators confirmed to meet in January to discuss gambling de-regulation. Leading companies including Casinos Austria, Unibet, Ladbrokes, William Hill and BetClic amongst many others The event is proving to be very timely as gambling regulation is still hot on the agenda for operators.
"The big issue for the industry is regulation. Regulation, and in particular the recent ECJ verdict against Bwin (ECJ Case C-42/07), is the big thing facing us. It is the one thing that could change the industry altogether on the European side," says Gigi Levy, CEO, 888.com
There have been good signals for European expansion recently with Bookmaker Paddy Powers recent foray into the French online sports betting market through an outsourcing contract with PMU and with Neo Games entering the Finnish market. Leading CEO's are also making sure that their influential voices are being heard with Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin, recently stating that the "lack in regulation and insistence on preserving the anachronistic monopolies" do not reflect an up-to-date approach in fraud control but actually accomplish the exact opposite: the emergence of an uncontrollable black market.
Ben Satchwell, Conference Director at Bullet Business, says, "The interest in the conference has absolutely exploded this year. We put this down to the general acceptance by the industry that the EU won't regulate the market so they are going to have to roll their sleeves up and make this industry work for themselves. Factor into this that a lot of markets are now beginning to saturate then the emergence of these key new players will be of paramount importance to all the operators looking at aggressive expansion. All in all the conference is set to be the number one meeting place for talk on gambling regulation yet again."
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