Gemeinsame Glucksspielbehorde der Lander Germany’s gambling regulator met with federal state coordinators to discuss the best way to protect online gambling players and prevent addiction.
The GGL , as the coordinating organization for all German gambling stakeholders, invited federal states coordinators for addiction support, prevention and research on September 5 to a meeting.
The regulator stated that the goal of the meeting was to “establish common understandings of tasks to be accomplished by each party” as well as to examine “possibilities to intensify and bundle joint cooperation in regard to the main goal of player prevention and protection” for the enforcement and compliance of legal regulations.
The focus was also on “country-specific features of state offices in relation to addiction-related problems in online gambling”.
Ronald Benter commented on the meeting: “We achieved this goal. A personal meeting was held between the GGL representatives from various departments and the country coordinators after the first board meeting in the previous years. This meeting provided important insights into future cooperation.
The GGL said that combining feedback from prevention institutions would help the regulator gain “additional insight for future enforcement of statutory player protection laws”.
The regulator said that the meeting had been a success, as all participants “showed interest in future regular and systematic exchanges”.
We see ourselves as a point of contact for questions regarding research needs, market trends and developments, player protection and prevention, as well as the special aspects of Online Gambling,” said GGL Board Member Benjamin Schwarze.
The knowledge gained from working closely with state centres and state coordinators, is crucial to our work.