|The UK’s Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced its endorsement of the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative for its efforts to promote the freedom of individuals to gamble online with the proper safeguards.|
'The RGA endorses the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative in its mission to support regulated Internet gambling and protect consumers betting online,' said Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive of RGA.
'Internet gambling is capable of control in order to prevent it from being used as a source of crime. Only through a regulatory framework as championed by the Initiative will the proper protection be in place to guard against money laundering, fraud and identity theft.'
The RGA represents some of the largest global online gambling companies and provides them with a single voice on issues of importance to regulators, legislators and key decision makers.
'The RGA's endorsement is a significant indication of the importance of mobilising support for regulated Internet gambling and we are delighted they are joining our effort,' said Jeffrey Sandman, Spokesman for the Initiative.
'We encourage supporters to visit www.safeandsecure.org to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor legislation to regulate Internet gambling, thereby protecting consumers and capturing billions in revenue that is needed for critical Government programs.'
The Initiative has also been supported by the UC Group and Baker Tilly and the RGA recently offered evidence to Congress in testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services that a regulatory framework for Internet gambling would protect consumers and provide integrity to Internet gambling financial transactions.