The annual conference of the Gambling Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) was held from 5 to 7 June in Bergen, Norway. More than 90 participants from around thirty regulators from all over Europe met to discuss subjects of common interest, such as player protection, the fight against illegal gambling and recent technological innovations that could have an impact on gambling.
The General Meeting elected a new Board, which is now chaired by Isabelle FALQUE-PIERROTIN, the Autorité nationale des jeux’ s chairwoman, for a 2-year term. The Board is composed of :
- Anders Dorph (Spillemyndighedens – Danish regulator), Vice-Chairm ;
- Tim Miller (UK Gambling Commission), Treasurer;
- Sarah Kelly (Alderney Gambling Control Commission), Secretary;
- Magali Clavie (Commission des jeux de hasard – Belgian regulator), Atle Hamar (Lottstift – Norwegian regulator) and Kinga Warda (Malta Gaming Authority – Maltese regulator), Ordinary Members.
GREF aims to strengthen cooperation between regulators. In the light of new market challenges, cooperation is crucial to enable regulators to better understand trends and develop effective and legitimate solutions.
An first assessment of the new Board’s activities will be made at the next GREF Annual Conference, to be held in Malta in May 2024.
Isabelle FALQUE-PIERROTIN commented: “In this time of innovation accelerating and challenging current regulations, and of public opinion concerned about player protection, European level is crucial. We are indeed facing common questions and our exchanges are productive. I believe that in this very complicated period, regulators have a specific voice that needs to be heard, one that listens to the various stakeholders and serves to protect players“.