Europe’s Expert Group Mulls Cross-Border Fines, National Rules

Early-stage discussions on the cross-border implementation of administrative fines began in the European Commission's Expert Group on Gambling Services last week in Malta, triggered by a suggestion from the group’s Dutch representative.

Speaking at the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) hosted conference, “The developing landscape of gaming regulation — what next?”, on Friday, the group’s chairman Harrie Temmink said: “We have begun to discuss how to collect fines in a cross-border environment."

“If you drive on the roads in Europe and you get a fine anywhere it can be collected," said Temmink, who is deputy head of the public services unit at DG Growth, the EU’s internal market directorate.

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