Regulation

Dutch and Swedish operator organisations sign MoU

| By Robert Fletcher
The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the Swedish igaming operator body, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote licensed brands and responsible gambling in their respective markets.

Under the agreement, the two organisations will share information and best practices to help build reliable and secure online gambling markets in each countries.

The MoU formalises a long-standing relationship between the NOGA and BOS, allowing the two associations to work closer together.

“We both stand for a high level of costumer protection in every aspect of gambling and also share a strong belief in the EU idea and therefore support free trade on equal terms,” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said

“Protectionism and monopolism is not the way forward for the gambling industry; licensing systems are.”

NOGA managing director Peter-Paul de Goeij added: “Sweden has already led the Netherlands in the regulation of the online gambling market in the past two years. We can learn a lot from the experiences that BOS has gained during this period.

“Incidentally, the contact with BOS and other European sister organisations was already good and constructive, but with this formalisation we hope to further boost European cooperation between sector organisations.”

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