In a letter sent to all the major publications in Belgium, the Belgian Gambling Commission stressed that operators should be complying with their licensing obligations on the run up to the Qatar World Cup.
The letter, which is only available in French and Dutch, stresses the importance of the Belgian Gaming Act, Act 5 and 6.
Act 5 says that a sign must be placed less than a metre from any betting terminal that points out that players should not use loans or advancements to bet and that it is illegal for minors to gamble. Act 6 says that operators should have at least two folders containing information on problem gambling placed on a stand below the aforementioned sign, allowing it to be readily available for players.
In a translated segment from the letter, the Belgian Gambling Commission said: “On the eve of the Qatar World Cup, which will certainly lead to an increase in activity in Paris, we would like to remind you of [Acts 5 and 6 of the Belgian Gaming Act].
“The control unit of the Gaming Commission attaches great importance to compliance with these obligations and will verify them during its inspections. … We thank you for your collaboration in a spirit of collective responsibility. ‘Together for better protection’.”