|The Association of Remote Gambling Operators (ARGO) and the interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA) have agreed to merge to create the Remote Gambling Association (RGA). |
Representing the world’s largest and most well-known remote gambling companies, the RGA will combine the strengths of the two trade associations to provide the industry with a single voice on all issues of importance to regulators, legislators, and other key decision makers around then world.
The need to have a clear focus has never been greater as this newer form of gambling establishes itself as a legitimate mainstream leisure activity. Membership will be open to all operators and software suppliers who are licensed and operational in the EEA countries, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
“The Remote Gambling Association is a result of the goodwill of two organizations who felt that the industry would be better served with a single voice. The RGA is that body and I feel confident that it will have a great impact in the years to come,” Ian Spearing, Chairman of ARGO and Group Director of William Hill, commented.
The RGA will be led by Chief Executive, Clive Hawkswood, who is currently General Secretary of ARGO. The Remote Gambling Association is planned to become operational on the 1st August 2005.