|The interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (iGGBA) have announced the opening of their Brussels office to in an effort to safeguard the interests of the remote gambling industry within the EU. iGGBA was founded in 2002 to address the unique legislative, regulatory and commercial opportunities and concerns of the I-Gaming industry. Its new branch in the home of the European Parliament will devote itself to ensuring that industry concerns are well represented within the union.|
'This office will help extend the good work that the Association has been doing in the UK and provide a truly EU-wide remit for the remote gambling industry. With the EU Services Directive and previous legislation on e-commerce and money laundering, the time is right for the industry to speak regularly with EU officials' stated Andrew Tottenham, Chairman of iGGBA.
iGGBA has said it has already met officials from the European Commission and plans on holding further talks as the Services Directive progresses through the European Parliament and Council as well as working with EU institutions to help ‘decision-makers understand the industry and its efforts to provide a socially responsible platform.’