The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has given its support to gambling authorities from EU member states calling for the re-establishment of the EU Expert Group on Gambling.
EGBA members from 14 EU states have written to European Commissioner Thierry Breton about the issue, in an attempt to establish a more coordinated approach to regulating a European gambling market estimated to be worth €100bn per year.
The inaugural Expert Group, made up of representatives from several European gambling authorities, was disbanded in 2018 despite the fact that it EGBA said it was widely considered a success by most regulators.
EGBA also pointed out that disbanding the group meant that there was now no framework for co-operation across the €100m European gambling market. It added that many issues in gambling such as money laundering and illegal gambling are cross-border issues.
The group was used as a forum to share information and best practices for market regulation.