Irish sign up for Europe

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The Irish Amusement Trades Association (IATA) has returned to the Euromat fold.

The Irish trade body has rejoined the European association as part of its efforts to ramp up a national campaign for new gambling laws in Ireland. John Roche, general secretary of IATA, said: “It is essential for us that we have an ability to connect with and learn from our peers in the industry from across Europe. As we make our own case at national level for legal certainty in Ireland, it is important that we can count on the support of industry colleagues Europe wide.”

IATA become the 18th national association in the Euromat federation, drawn from a total of 12 European countries.

It’s been a good month for the Euromat ranks with the corporate membership division also welcoming esteemed international player Merkur Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group. Explaining the move, the group’s Athanasios Isaakidi confirmed: “It is natural that we would seek to have a closer relationship with with Euromat. It is a great source of regulatory insight and market data which is so valuable from a business perspective.”

Jason Frost, Euromat president and former Bacta head, was pleased with the recruitment saying it was a “ringing endorsement”of the body.


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