EGBA Launches Second Responsible Gaming Day

Published Monday, February 16, 2009 -

Last year 2008 marked the debut of the Responsible Gaming Day. The conference organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association plans to convene it's second Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels tomorrow February 17, 2009. The event will bring together the leading public and private sector stakeholders in the online gambling industry. Presented in the European Parliament this years primary issues are integrity and sports. Sport and bookmaking ethics, corruption and fraudulent activities in sports betting are to be vigourously discussed.

The EGBA has invited all groups to the conference. Academics, online operators, business people and political representatives, will be present. Sound ethical codes of conduct will be something that participants will all want to see discussed. Safety for the player is a paramount aim for most of the delegates.

The invitation program includes three main topics, Internet: Blessing or Curse in Terms of Integrity?, Sport and Bookmaking: A Question of Ethics?, Sport Betting: How to Tackle the Risks?. Speakers of some note will be on hand to deliver their opinions, those include, Brian Pomeroy Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission, Leon Thomas, Head of Regulatory Compliance Party Gaming, Michal Krejza, Head of Unit, Sport, European Commission. Opening remarks will be coming from Ondfej Liska, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, the Czech Republic.

EGBA Chairman and Co Chief Executive Officer for BWin Norbert Teufelberger will open the conference and deliver the final address. Many professors from all over the world including those from Cardiff in Wales and Harvard in the USA are expected to attend providing insight into the research side of online gambling activities. This event is sure to smooth out some of the worries prevailing in the European jurisdictions.

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