Belgian regulators want further restrictions in the country’s online gambling industry. (Image: royalservices.in)
In a global world where increasingly more nations are liberalizing their online gambling sectors allowing for increased competition, Belgium has been something of a outlier. From operating in the country while they haven’t banned Internet casinos, they have been very aggressive about blacklisting sites that they do not approve of, forcing Internet Service Providers to block access to them and preventing them.
But while these measures have kept the online that is belgian gaming rather restricted, regulators in the world want to go even further. The belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has requested further restrictions on the gambling industry and a tighter legal framework for approved operators to work within in an open letter to the next government of Belgium.
The request comes since the BGC reports that nearly three times as many players in the united kingdom participated in online gambling in comparison with those who used land-based gambling venues within the country. In the Commission’s viewpoint, Internet gambling can’t be considered ‘as a normal economic activity,’ and therefore, the heavy use of such sites is concerning.
Concerns Over Acting Identification, Participation by Minors
One of the major concerns expressed by the BGC is the feeling that player identification software is lacking. This is a commo