The European Commission (EC) has stated that it will not support the reconstruction of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’. It is a cross-member state collaborative body that 14 regulatory agencies support.
Furthermore, the Netherlands regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the European Commission’s response. It was on behalf of European regulators requesting the reintroduction of the group, decommissioned in 2018.
Regulators supported the reinstatement of an Expert Group to share knowledge and best practises for regulating gambling. It will also aim at protecting national consumers from risks and harms.
Jansen’s letter went on to say that greater regulatory cooperation was necessary to ensure greater oversight on technical requirements and also to better evaluate the legislative outcomes of member-states governing their regulated gambling marketplaces.