The Declaration of gambling regulators on their concerns related to the blurring of lines between gambling and gaming was first proposed and discussed during the meeting of this Working Group on May 30th 2018 at the GREF Conference 2018 in Prague.
The Declaration was released on September 17th 2018. The current number of its signatories amounts to 19.
This Declaration reflects the shared concerns of its signatories with the risks being posed by the blurring of lines between gambling and other forms of digital entertainment such as video gaming. Concerns in this area have manifested themselves in controversies relating to skin betting, loot boxes, social casino gaming and the use of gambling themed content within video games available to children.
By signing this Declaration, those gambling regulatory authorities committed themselves to working together to thoroughly analyze the characteristics of video games and social gaming to determine if they engaged national legislation relating to gambling.
The conclusions of this common work are presented in the synthesis behind this link.