Singaporean Officials Visit France to Study Gambling Legislation

singaporePoker News – An official delegation from Singapore met earlier this month with French online gambling regulator ARJEL President Charles Coppolani to analyze France’s online gambling legislation in order to see if the French policies can be adapted to Singapore’s needs.

During the meeting, the delegation led by Singapore’s Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran and Singapore’s ambassador in Paris Tan York Chor discussed with the French regulator policies implemented to regulate online gambling in France since 2010, when ARJEL was first established.

According to a press release issued by the French regulatory authority for online games, the meeting was requested by Singaporean authorities to learn more about France’s approach to online gambling.

“Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is highly interested to discover the experiences of different countries,” the press release read. “[The Home Affairs Ministry] asked for a meeting with ARJEL’s management in order to analyze the French regulatory model, which is known for its strict requirements and performance.”

“Since May 2013, the [Singaporean] Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Social and Family Development are trying to identify a regulatory model for online gaming. In order to create a durable and efficient strategy for the online gaming sector, Singaporean authorities have started to work closely with different industry stakeholders and national regulators.”


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