SBC News Euromat President emphasises the importance of 'evidence based policy'

Euromat President emphasises the importance of ‘evidence based policy’

The European Gaming and Amusement Federation, Euromat held its Executive Committee meeting at the ENADA Show in Rome this month.

The meeting followed on from the group’s new corporate membership acquisitions and  took place as part of the plans of President David Frost to bring the association closer to its members.

The most notable part of the meeting saw Euromat members updated on regulatory developments in Italy where the number of AWPs (NewSlots gaming terminals) are set to be drastically slashed based on a risk assessment which makes no distinction between high and low stake gambling.

Commenting on the developments, Frost said: “Developments in Italy underline how important evidence based policy is. The AWP market is set for another hit in Italy but this does not seem to be based on a serious risk assessment.

“Ultimately regulators and our members want the same thing: a regulated market that protects players and encourages responsible businesses. We all need to get round the table together and focus on finding balanced regulatory approaches which give our sector some certainty.”

Moving forward Euromat has announced it plans on moving its next Executive Committee meeting on 5 February 2018, to London’s iconic Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square.

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