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Brussels, 9 November October 2018 – Casinos Austria has achieved certification according to the ECA Responsible Gambling Framework after an independent audit conducted by Austrian Standards. This shows the company acting in line with the latest standards in Responsible Gambling for the licensed land-based casinos industry that were updated by the ECA at the beginning of 2018... Read More...

Brussels, 16 October 2018 – The European Casino Association (ECA), which represents the interests of 900 casinos and over 70,000 employees operating in 28 member countries across Europe, has given its full support to the Code of Conduct published by Clarion Gaming. The Code, which has been developed in conjunction with a large number of industry stakeholders courtesy of Clarion’s Ampersand group, sets out the standards that exhibitors and individuals are required to uphold at all Clarion Gaming events and covers gender representation and dress codes for stand staff... Read More...

Brussels/Las Vegas, 3 October 2018 – Pauline Boyer Martin from the French casino group JOA has been announced as the winner of the first-ever Executive Development Program (EDP) gender diversity scholarship. The scholarship was set up by the European Casino Association (ECA) together with partners Clarion Gaming, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the EDP. Read More...

Brussels/Malta, 17 September 2018 – On the occasion of the 12th Conference of the European Association of the Study of Gambling (EASG) on Malta, ECA Vice-Chair Prof. Dietmar Hoscher gave a keynote on the challenges of illegal online gambling and the need for strong national actions. Read More...

Brussels/Las Vegas, 10 August 2018 – In an effort to promote diversity and best practices in the global gaming industry, the European Casino Association (ECA), Clarion Gaming, and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) have partnered up with the Executive Development Program (EDP) to offer the first-ever Clarion-ECA-AGEM EDP gender diversity scholarship ...Read More...

Brussels/Monaco, 25 July 2018 – Taking up the baton of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which the ECA supports through its long-standing membership of the UN Global Compact, the annual industry forum focused on a number of key issues. Chosen as focus areas for 2018 were gender diversity, the newest trends in anti-money laundering and responsible gambling... Read More...

Brussels/Monaco, 20 June 2018 – The European Casino Association (ECA) and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer are holding the annual Casino Industry Forum at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo in Monaco. The long-running annual event brings together the CEOs and board members of Europe’s licensed land-based casino industry to the world-famous casino destination of Monaco... Read More...

Brussels/Budva, 11 May 2018 Matti Kankainen from Veikkaus Casino Helsinki in Finland was crowned winner of the European Dealer Championship 2018 at Maestral Resort & Casino on 9 May 2018... Read More...

Brussels/Budva, 20 April 2018 – The 12th edition of the European Dealer Championship (EDC) organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) is coming to Resort & Casino Maestral in Montenegro from 7 – 9 May 2018.... Read More...

The European Casino Association (ECA) launched the Gender Diversity Initiative in 2017 to promote gender diversity in the land-based casino industry. This follows its ongoing support of the UN Global Compact, an initiative promoting sustainable business since 2015 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

London, 6 February 2018 – 33 representatives representing 27 countries gathered in London for the first General Assembly of the European Casino Association (ECA) in 2018. It was held at ICE - Totally Gaming, the premier exhibition for the industry in Europe. The key issue at the General Assembly was the election of a new Board of Directors for the next 3-year term. 

Brussels, 19.01.2018 – The European Casino Association (ECA), representing the licensed land-based casino industry in Europe and Clarion Gaming, organiser of the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) in London and other key events for the global gaming industry call on ICE exhibitors to ensure a respectful gender representation at ICE Totally Gaming 2018.

Brussels, 30 November 2017 – Providers of online gambling services are continuing to target jurisdictions without the mandatory licence in the respective country. It is estimated that up to 50 % of total online gambling revenue is generated in countries where the respective operator does not hold the required licence. Despite tools being available to national policy-makers to tackle this issue through strong and effective enforcement, many countries seem to lack the political will to tackle this issue.

Brussels, September 2017 – The ECA has published its position paper on “Preventing money laundering in the licensed land-based casino industry” that highlights the industry’s recognised commitment to tackling money laundering and provides its positions on the development of future legislation that is risk-based and responsible. It also addresses and clarifies myths about money laundering in land-based casinos. The position paper can be found here

Brussels, 13th July 2017 – With Monaco casinos, one of the most traditional, famous and glamorous casino destinations in the world join the European Casino Association (ECA). Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer runs 4 casinos in Monaco, including the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo. Read More...

London/Brussels, 11 May 2017 – Antra Gaike from Olympic Voodoo Casino, Latvia has been crowned Europe’s leading dealer, following a closely fought contest at this year’s European Dealer Championship (EDC) which took place at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square... Read More...

Brussels, 20 February 2017 – In the second half of 2016, the ECA welcomed Casino Maestral from Montenegro as newest member of the ECA. Casino Maestral is part of Maestral resort & casino, one of the most prestigious resorts in Montenegro, located on the coast in the Budva area... Read More...

International Casino Conference Paves Way to Address Illegal Gambling; AGA and ECA aim to enhance information sharing and capacity building London, 01 February 2016 - One week before the Super Bowl and at the International Casino Conference in London, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and the European Casino Association (ECA), announced a new partnership to tackle illegal gambling. Read More...

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