Gaming Standards Association opens new Brussels office

e.u. EUiGaming Business – The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has established a new satellite office in Brussels, Belgium.

GSA singled out Europe as a leader in online gambling, and said that it would work and consult with all stakeholders from the regulatory and policy domain as well as the gambling industry as it continues to create its Online Gaming Standards.

Phyllis Farrugia, as GSA Europe special representative, will manage the new office. She has more than 15 years of experience in European Union policy and the reform and regulation of markets, having held senior and government positions.

GSA said that its primary aim is to “bridge the gap in the debate concerning technical requirements and to facilitate the creation of solutions through standards that will yield benefits to regulators, operators, and manufacturers”.

GSA president Peter DeRaedt said: “As online activity spreads and grows in Europe and around the world, enhanced by the spread of smartphones and tablets, regulation and technical requirements remain fragmented along member state boundaries, leading to burdensome inconsistencies for gaming providers active and licensed in more than one jurisdiction.

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