A mammoth deal tying the Gambling Regulators European Forum (GREF) and the North America Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) was announced towards the end of 2023 in a move that will bring better alignment on the legalities of gambling across both territories.
The move will mean closer ties throughout the year, with regular meetings between stakeholders across the spectrum facilitated by both agencies. Annual conferences of each authority will have the support and backing of the other, and there is a collective will to impart as much knowledge as possible on the subject in seminars, regional gambling events, and more.
According to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, chair of French regulator Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) and also chair of GREF, the partnership reflects the growing clamour for accountability across new and maturing markets.
She said: "With public opinion across the globe more and more concerned about the risks related to excessive gambling offers and with the increase of gambling markets and innovations, exchange between regulators worldwide is crucial."
"Regulators of GREF and NAGRA face the same issues and this collaboration will improve the protection of our consumers."