On 27 November, as part of the European Commission's 2012 action plan, "Towards a comprehensive European framework for online gambling", a voluntary cooperation agreement on online gambling was signed by the gambling regulatory authorities of EEA member states. The Commission noted that the agreement was the first of its kind in the world.
The areas of cooperation covered by the agreement include the organisation of gambling - for example, regulatory requirements and tender processes - and supervision and compliance, including the prevention of money laundering, fraud and match-fixing. Education and research are other areas of cooperation.
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