The EU Commission DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs commissioned international certification and test lab Quinel along with Avviza, an advisory firm who specialises in the online gaming sector in the second quarter of 2016. These two firms were assigned the duty of carrying out a matrix study on the technical requirements for Online Gambling needed in the EU and EEA member states.
This study is the first ever of its kind to be conducted by any member state or institution. The study gives a detailed and complete dynamic matrix. This allows the EU Commission and Member States a comprehensive view of the technical requirements each Member state stipulates in order to obtain an online gambling licence and to keep such enterprises in favourable standing.
Quinel’s Chairman, Mr Isacco Ceci stated: “This prestigious study was delivered and presented in Brussels last December to the EU Commission and to the national regulatory bodies within the EEA, and it is with great pride and satisfaction that Quinel could share its expertise and experience in the field of technical requirements with the EU Commission and 31 Regulators across the EEA.”
Founder of Avviza Advisory and Quinel’s supporting project partner Reuben Portanier added: “Carrying out a study of such a wide-ranging magnitude in terms of technical requirements mandated across national legislations, regulations, directives and technical guidelines was no easy task, however our joint Quinel/Avviza team worked relentlessly over such a short period of time and managed to produce a dynamic matrix study which is a first of its kind in this sector.”
Avviza is one of the leading European gaming advisory firms while Quinel is one of the leading certification and testing gaming labs internationally, having offices in Italy, Argentina and Malta.