According to a recent gambling legislation news, the members of the European State Lotteries and Toto Association – the organization of national lotteries – have discussed the Digital Services Act (DSA).
The new act will provide more efficient tools for fighting against illegal gambling. The association members have discussed the objectives of the bill and its impact on the industry.
Safer gambling environment for players is one of the main aims
The DSA is aiming to update the current regulations, making them more effective for combating illegal gambling in the digital space. The bill was introduced in December 2020, and the final voting is expected to be in November this year.
The participants of the discussion have expressed their opinion on the law, speaking about the opportunities it will have for the industry as well as statements that should be removed from the DSA. The majority of concerns are connected with the discrepancy between the upcoming regulatory document and the Electronic Commerce Directive.
One of the main topics was the system of notifications, which could allow players to notify about illegitimate services. This can be done via the hosting providers. Under the act, the concept of “trusted flaggers” will be created. It will help to get unbiased messages about illegal products available on the web. The national lotteries will be obliged to react to such notifications immediately.
The DSA tools will ensure safer and more controlled digital gambling for users and stop the operation of unlicensed platforms.
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