EL at first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Conference

Bringing together over 80 participants from the gambling sector, the first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Conference in Brussels focused on the deeper causes of problem gambling, but more importantly, on what stakeholders can and should do to create an effective and workable responsible gaming policy. EL Secretary General and several EL members were invited to present during the two-day event.

Translating the latest insight on problem gambling and looking at the neurological effects seen in the brains of people with a gambling disorder was a core focus on the Conference, together with the discussion around what regulators know and do about it. The first day focused on Artificial Intelligence and regulatory aspects, while the second day included presentations and interviews with industry stakeholders including EL and its members.

From left to right: Moderator Peter-Paul de Goeij, Quod Bonum, EL Secretary General Arjan van ‘t Veer & ECA Chair Per Jaldung.

​Moderated by Peter-Paul de Goeij, Quod Bonum from The Netherlands, EL Secretary General Arjan van ‘t Veer took part in an ‘Interview with Industry Stakeholders’ together with Per Jaldung, Chair of the European Casino Association (ECA). Arjan van ‘t Veer highlighted how progress should be an opportunity to help market regulation and the importance of a risk-based approach towards gambling advertisement to safeguard the channeling role and the benefits of games for society.

Earlier this year EL members adopted the Antwerp Resolution on societal role of lotteries, the need to change gambling desire and to advertise lottery productions. The importance of responsibility for EL and its members with a reference to the EL Responsible Gaming Certification was also mentioned.

‘‘EL and its members are committed to addressing illegal gambling and related criminal activities while minimising any potential harm on society and vulnerable groups. Responsibility is one of our core values and the EL Responsible Gaming Standard not only strengthens this but promotes the adoption of best practices across the EL membership. This Conference was an opportunity to highlight EL’s ongoing activities and proactiveness on Responsible Gaming policy’’.

There were also several presentations and interventions from EL members. First, Sisal’s Valérie Peano and co-founder of the European Gambling Lawyers and Advisors (EGLA) participated in a panel debate on regulation, where she outlined how self-regulation is meaningless without enforcement or fines for those who break the rules and how gambling must self-regulate now more than ever.

Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Alison Gardner shared experiences of using behavioural science to design interventions with national lottery players.

Regulatory Affairs Adviser for the Nationale Loterij (Belgium) Roland Louski focused on ‘responsibility by design’. His takeaway from the Conference – “The future will be more intelligent and more intrusive regarding the way the players will be tracked down and their behaviours supervised.  For the more dangerous gambling activities, a balance needs to be struck between the protection of the player’s privacy and the prevention policies to avoid problem gambling.”

Further information on the Responsibility in Gaming Conference:  https://www.responsibilityingaming.com/

More information on EL’s Responsible Gaming Standard and a list of certified lotteries is available here.

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EL lors de la toute première conférence sur la responsabilité en matière de jeux

La Conférence s’est concentrée sur les causes plus profondes des problèmes liés aux jeux, mais surtout sur ce que les parties prenantes peuvent et devraient faire pour créer une politique de jeu responsable efficace et applicable.

Le secrétaire général d’EL Arjan van ‘t Veer qui a participé à un entretien avec des parties prenantes du secteur avec ECA, a souligné comment les progrès devraient être l’occasion d’aider à la réglementation du marché et l’importance d’une approche basée sur les risques de la publicité sur les jeux afin de protéger le rôle de distribution et les avantages des jeux pour la société. Il a souligné l’importance de la responsabilité en se référant à la certification de jeu responsable d’EL.

Lors de la table ronde, Valérie Peano, membre Sisal d’EL et co-fondatrice d’EGLA, a souligné l’importance maintenant plus que jamais que les jeux s’auto-régulent. La directrice de la responsabilité d’entreprise de Camelot, Alison Gardner, a partagé les expériences d’utilisation de la science comportementale pour concevoir des interventions avec les joueurs de loterie nationale et le consultant des affaires réglementaires de la National Loterij, Roland Louski, s’est concentré sur la « responsabilité dès la conception ».


EL en la primera conferencia sobre responsabilidad en el juego

La conferencia se centró en las raíces de los problemas con el juego, pero, por encima de todo, en aquello que las partes interesadas pueden y deberían hacer para crear una política de juego responsable y efectiva.

El secretario general, Arjan van ‘t Veer, que participó en una entrevista con las partes interesadas del sector junto con ECA, destacó cómo el progreso debería ser una oportunidad para beneficiar a la regulación del mercado. Destacó también la importancia de un enfoque centrado en los riesgos que supone la publicidad del juego, a fin de salvaguardar la función de canalización y los beneficios de los juegos para la sociedad. Enfatizó la importancia de la responsabilidad con referencia a la Certificación de Juego Responsable de EL.

En un debate grupal, Valérie Peano, que actualmente trabaja en Sisal (miembro de EL) y es cofundadora de EGLA, destacó que el juego debe autorregularse, ahora con más urgencia que nunca. La directora de Responsabilidad Corporativa de Camelot, Alison Gardner, habló de experiencias del uso de la ciencia conductual para diseñar intervenciones con jugadores de la lotería nacional, y el asesor de Asuntos Regulatorios de la Nationale Loterij (Nationale Loterij Regulatory Affairs), Roland Louski, se centró en la «responsabilidad por defecto».


EL bei allererster Konferenz zum Thema „Nachhaltiges Gaming“

Die Konferenz konzentrierte sich auf die tieferen Ursachen der Spielsucht, wichtiger aber noch, auf das, was Beteiligte unternehmen können und sollten, um eine effektive und praktikable Glücksspielpolitik zu entwickeln.

Arjan van ‘t Veer, Generalsekretär der EL, der gemeinsam mit ECA an einem Interview mit Branchenbeteiligten teilgenommen hat, zeigte auf, wie die Marktregulierung und die Bedeutung eines risikobasierten Ansatzes im Hinblick auf die Spielewerbung zur Sicherung der Lenkungsrolle und der Vorteile von Spielen für die Gesellschaft beitragen können. Er skizzierte dabei auch die Bedeutung der Verantwortung im Hinblick auf die EL Responsible Gaming Certification (EL-Zertifizierung für ein verantwortungsbewusstes Glückspiel).

Im Rahmen einer Podiumsdebatte betonte Valérie Peano vom EL-Mitglied Sisal und Mitbegründer von EGLA, dass sich Glücksspiele mehr denn je selbst regulieren müssen. Alison Gardner, Leiter der Abteilung Corporate Responsibility bei Camelot, teilte seine Erfahrungen im Rahmen der Nutzung verhaltenswissenschaftlicher Ansätze zur Entwicklung von Interventionsmöglichkeiten bei Teilnehmern an staatlichen Lotteriespielen, während sich Roland Louski, Regulierungsbeauftragter der Nationale Loterij, auf die „Verantwortung durch Entwicklung“ konzentrierte.

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