Branschforeninger for Onlinespel (BOS) – the association of European Union licensed online gambling companies operating in Sweden officially announced it had joined European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the European leading gambling and betting association.
Commenting on the agreement, Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of BOS said: “It is with great joy that BOS has been approved as an affiliate member of EGBA. For many years, we have been following the important work of the EGBA in Brussels. If we are to achieve full effect in the EU-related work we have to muster our forces, and this is where EGBA comes into play. Just like BOS unites many actors in Sweden, EGBA unites many under the EU-canopy.
The decision of BOS to join EGBA will try to mend the reputation of Swedish gambling legislature who had been accused on several occasions for lack of compliance with EU law, to the extend that they were once treating to be dragged to the Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU)
Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of BOS added: “With our affiliated membership, we want to pull our weight, to the benefit of the bigger picture but also the national gambling market in our own Swedish jurisdiction.”
Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, concluded: “We are very pleased that BOS has joined EGBA. Together we are stronger in the Brussels and the Swedish discussions on the future of online gambling. After previously welcoming the Gibraltar Betting
and Gaming Association (GBGA), the EGBA is pleased to be joint by our second affiliate member association. It shows the importance of working together to ensure that Europe moves towards an attractive regulated market with high consumer protection standards.”