Remote Standards Initiative Meets Lottery Resistance

An EU standardisation body has agreed to open a consultation on proposed responsible remote gambling measures, despite the proposals being slammed as ‘pointless’ and ‘doomed to fail’ by Europe’s state lottery and casino sectors.The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), which worked with private online gaming operators and other stakeholders on the preliminary control measures, is accepting public comments until 25 September in time for the finalised framework to be released at the end of October as a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA).

However, Brussels-based lobbying group European Lotteries called into question how successful the voluntary, self-regulated standards would be.

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