ADVOCACY

At the ECA, we aim to ensure an innovative and responsible land-based casino industry based on transparency and sustainability. The Association provides regulators and legislators with a focal point on casino matters and establishes a constructive dialogue with European and national policymakers and stakeholders. The ECA addresses issues related to casino operations and promotes their social and economic contribution to societies across Europe.

POSITIONS

The ECA position papers are designed to communicate the views of its members on a wide range of critical topics for the sector.

SUBMISSIONS / CONSULTATIONS

By providing expert input on the scope of upcoming EU legislation, the ECA ensures that European policymakers consider the views of ECA members when addressing industry-related issues and challenges.

ILLEGAL CONTENT ONLINE

European Commission public consultation on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online

Response by the European Casino Association (June 2018).

TAXATION

European Commission consultation on fair taxation of the digital economy

Response by the European Casino Association for the European Commission consultation (January 2017).

CASH PAYMENT RESTRICTIONS

European Commission public consultation on EU initiative on restrictions on payments in cash

Response by the European Casino Association for the European Commission consultation on an “EU initiative on cash payment restrictions” (May 2017).

ONLINE GAMBLING

Comments and Proposals for Amendments to Fox Report

On 25 March 2013, ECA submitted its comments and proposals for amendments to the European Parliament’s IMCO draft report by MEP Ashley Fox on the Communication from the Commission: Towards a comprehensive European Framework for online gambling. In it, ECA stresses 1) that gambling ought not to be viewed as a normal economic activity, and 2) the need to fight against illegal online gambling.

Joint Letter to Commissioner Barnier on Online Gambling Action Plan

The European Lotteries, ECA and the European Pari Mutuel Association have sent a joint letter to Commissioner Barnier in order to explain their common views about the Action Plan on Online Gambling adopted by the European Commission, 23 October 2012.

ECA Reponse to the Green Paper on Online Gambling

ECA was happy to take advantage of the invitation for the public to respond to the EU Commission’s Green Paper on Online Gambling in the Internal Market. The ECA was able to draw on its membership’s wealth of experience and expertise in order to contribute to the informing of the EU Commission on such a new and booming sphere within the European gaming industry.

CAMPAIGNS

Through its campaigns, the ECA aims to raise awareness and provide information about the positive impact of the sector on society as well as to demonstrate the role played by licenced land-based casinos in tourism, entertainment and cultural heritage.

DID YOU KNOW?

The ‘Did You Know?’ campaign was launched in May 2019 on the ECA’s main social media platforms. Based on the figures and findings of the economic impact study of the industry in Europe, the campaign dispels some of the myths about the casino industry. It tackles several topics such as compliance, cultural heritage, anti-money laundering and the industry’s economic contribution to society through taxes and employment.

REOPENING OF CASINOS

When ECA member casinos began to reopen in May 2020 after the first wave of COVID-19, they populated the Association’s social media with beautiful pictures and optimistic messages.

SMILE BEHIND THE MASK

The ‘Smile Behind the Mask’ campaign was launched in September 2020 to show the enthusiasm of people employed in ECA member casinos, who actively participated by sending pictures of their smiling teams, albeit behind masks, accompanied by a statement of encouragement.

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