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EU to create continent-wide framework for markers of gambling harm

The EU standards body, the European Committee of Standardisation or CEN, is looking to develop a framework of markers for gambling harm.

The proposal, put forward by the European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA), was put forward with the aim of creating a framework for “supporting safer online gambling and strengthening player protection in Europe”.

These markers of harm can be considered certain indicators of player’s behaviour, such as the speed, time or duration of play, which can then be used to allow intervention when necessary. While there is a collection of commonly seen markers shared amongst some responsible gambling organisations, there is no official list of commonly agreed attributes that than then be actioned upon between organisations.

EGBA secretary-general Maarten said: “We’re delighted that CEN has approved EGBA’s proposal to establish a standardised list of markers of harm, and we thank its members for their support.”

“This decision is a milestone and a significant step forward for safer gambling in Europe. We also thank our members for their strong commitment to safer gambling and unwavering support to make this proposal possible.”

“The CEN process will provide a unique and valuable opportunity for key European stakeholders to pull together their resources and expertise to support safer gambling,” added Haijer. “We look forward to contributing the sector’s knowledge and experience to the process.”

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