Frost makes call for evidence-based policy

 

EUROMAT held its Executive Committee meeting at the ENADA Show in Rome on the 18th of October. The meeting was part of Jason Frost’s campaign to bring the association closer to its members. As part of the meeting, EUROMAT members were updated on regulatory developments in Italy where the number of AWPs are set to be drastically slashed based on a risk assessment which makes no distinction between high and low stake gambling.  Commenting on the developments, Frost said:

 

Developments in Italy underline how important evidence based policy is. The AWP market is set for another hit in Italy but this does not seem to be based on a serious risk assessment.  

 

“Ultimately regulators and our members want the same thing: a regulated market that protects players and encourages responsible businesses. We all need to get round the table together and focus on finding balanced regulatory approaches which give our sector some certainty”.  

 

EUROMAT plans to move its next Executive Committee meeting to London (5th of February 2018) where a networking reception for the great and the good of the industry will be organised at the iconic Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

For further information contact: Miglė Niauraitė +32 2 213 13 28 secretariat@euromat.org

 

The European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) is the voice of the land-based gaming entertainment industry in Europe. A highly regulated and highly taxed industry sector accounting for more than 250,000 jobs across Europe.

The organisation was established in 1979 to represent, through its affiliated national associations, private sector operators of gaming machines and the manufacturers that supply them. Today, EUROMAT has 14 national member associations from 11 European countries, as well as two observer members from France and Hungary. Information on corporate membership is available here. For further information about EUROMAT, please visit www.euromat.og and follow EUROMAT on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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