Belgium’s Top Regulator Questions Strict Online Regime

Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) director Peter Naessens has called for a reappraisal of the country’s restrictive online gambling regime, in the wake of the EU’s Hungary ruling.

Speaking in Monte Carlo at the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) Summit on Tuesday, Naessens indicated that the BGC saw the country’s online gambling legislation as ripe for reform.

“We have to look if our model is still the best model,” he said. “As civil servants, you have to tell a story you believe in.”

Belgium’s online regulations require that online licence holders already hold a land-based licence of the equivalent type.

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