takes part in
initiating process for responsible gambling
A new global initiative and international code of conduct
to address responsible online gambling procedures is under discussion
by the industry following a top-level roundtable discussion held at a
recent London trade show. The roundtable, convened by market leading software
developer Microgaming, discussed the need to review what is currently
being done by the industry and how a single common code might be created
and implemented globally.
The resulting draft code of practice is likely to cover
individual operating sites as well as software providers. By being able
to self-include themselves, gamblers have a safety net should their gambling
get out of control. GamCare, a self regulatory player protection body,
is meeting to talk about taking the initiative to merge their current
codes to provide a framework to attain this goal.
Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, comments, "Contrary
to some reporting on this industry, much is already being done to address
issues surrounding responsible online gambling. However, we recognize
that the current situation of having a number of codes of practice covering
a diverse range of areas is not ideal for the industry or the players.
The formation of one clearly defined international code demonstrating
best practice with a unified voice will strengthen communication to both
the players and the industry as a whole."
Microgaming is always striving to improve their software
to please its end user and has been the online software of choice for
many players throughout the world.