As coronavirus-related (COVID-19) restrictions return across Europe, fifteen online gambling associations publicly renewed their commitment to safer gambling and responsible advertising.
The reintroduction of severe restrictions across the continent could lead to citizens once again spending prolonged periods at home, and raises concerns that isolation could increase the risks of addictive behaviours, including those related to gambling. As a result, the online gambling associations called for gambling companies to be vigilant to promote safer gambling and protect their customers during these difficult times.
Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association said: “The reintroduction of coronavirus restrictions poses significant challenges for Europe’s society. This guidance is intended to help fellow citizens and provides an opportunity for gambling companies to demonstrate their willingness to take responsibility during these challenging times.”