uropean betting operator Flutter Entertainment, with brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars, and Sky Betting & Gaming, has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU.
Flutter is one of the largest online operators in the world with net gaming revenue of over €5.9 billion (USD $6.97 billion) in 2020. Flutter joins EGBA in its commitment to, and promotion of greater industry responsibility in Europe's online gambling sector, with the CEOs of EGBA's member companies recently issuing a joint commitment to taking the lead in fostering a stronger culture of safer gambling in Europe.
Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General of the EGBA, said: "We are very pleased that Flutter has joined the EGBA family and welcome its commitment towards our ideals of sustainability and fostering a stronger culture of safer gambling in Europe. Flutter is a leading player in our sector, and its membership will enable us to strengthen our existing efforts to encourage and deepen industry cooperation and participation at the European level. It's the collective ambition of our members to be top of the class in terms of industry responsibility and Flutter's membership strengthens our commitment and position. We are determined to ensure Europe's online gambling sector is more united and coordinated in its objectives and responsibilities, and we continue to invite Europe's other reputable online gambling companies to join us in this mission."
Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, Chief Legal Officer & Group Commercial Director at Flutter, commented: "Safer Gambling and sustainability are paramount to everything we do at Flutter, so joining the EGBA was a natural fit for us. We look forward to working with other members to ensure the online gambling sector within Europe is more united on our role and responsibilities."