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EGBA’s Maarten Haijer to Lead Responsible Gaming Panel at SiGMA

Leading up to Malta’s biggest iGaming summit of the year, preparations are well underway for SiGMA16. It has just been confirmed that Secretary General at EGBA Maarten Haijer will be leading the Responsible Gaming Panel at the event.

Responsible Gaming is a concept that is crucial for gaming and gambling operators, software suppliers and associated service providers. Upholding this concept ensures that their offerings provide the highest standards, as well as a fair and safe gaming experience that protects players from the adverse consequences associated with gaming and gambling.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the body that represents the leading online gaming and betting operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU. The EGBA promotes the creation of a safe European digital environment for online gambling players, and takes lead on responsible gaming and sustainable regulation.

Operators are now required by the majority of gambling and gaming codes to ensure that both land-based and online gaming services are offered in a responsible manner. Topics such as the prevention of underage gambling, ensuring information privacy, protection against fraudulent and criminal behaviour, and ensuring a safe, secure and reliable operating environment are some of the topics that will be covered.

Secretary General Maarten Haijer joined the EGBA as Director for Regulatory Affairs. He previously worked as the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Counsellor at the Netherlands permanent representation to the EU, as well as having held several positions in the Dutch ministry of economic affairs.

Commenting on the partnership, Eman Pulis, SiGMA’s Managing Director, said: “This new strategic partnership will not only increase the quality of the conferences, but also bring more veterans from the industry to the Maltese shores. We are looking forward to seeing what the EGBA will bring to the conference.”

The goal of SiGMA is to ultimately bring the entire gaming community together, from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors. This year’s edition of the iGaming summit will be bigger and better, following the multitude of great feedback received from the previous years.

EGBA will be one of the many great exhibitors at SiGMA16 this November. If you’re interested in experiencing Malta’s biggest gaming event of the year, click here to register.

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