Odeta Nestor, former President of the Romanian National Gambling Office, currently President of the Remote Gambling Organizers’ Association, is one of the main names on the gambling market.
What does AOJND – Remote Gambling Organizers’ Association stand for?
The Remote Gambling Organizers’ Association (AOJND) was established in 2017 in order to bring together the main remote gambling operators for a clear representativeness in this industry. The main purpose of this Association is to promote and protect the rights and interests of the remote gambling operators licensed to operate in Romania.
What are the main objectives of AOJND?
The gambling market is on the rise, with several online gambling operators with foreign ownership being licensed to operate in Romania; there is, therefore, a need for legislative balance in the gambling field, especially the online gambling.
The primary role of this Association is to mediate the relations between the remote gambling operators and the governmental actor. As former President of the Romanian National Gambling Office, I initiated measures that benefit the Romanian State and the gambling industry alike.
Romania has a very high indicator of growth in this sector and is given as an example of good practice in almost every international conference on account of its very good regulation of this industry.
The latest event we organized, in June, as a round table, managed to gather round the most important actors in the gambling market. We gathered round the same table high officials of the Romanian Government represented by the Competition Council, the National Anti-Fraud Agency, the Romanian National Gambling Office, the National Audiovisual Council, the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, as well as gambling operators.
Such events are beneficial to both parties as they demonstrate their individual willingness to collaborate and close transactions on the market.
The meeting marked an extremely important point in the bilateral relations between the operators and the Romanian State and paved the way for a dialog that would allow for a better operation and regulation in this industry.
Which companies joined the Remote Gambling Organizers’ Association?
This Association currently reunites remote gambling operators licensed to operate in Romania, such as Betfair, Fortuna, NetBet, PokerStars, Sportingbet, Stanleybet, and Unibet.
To conclude, Mrs. Nestor, where can the stakeholder companies reach and join this Association you are representing?
About Remote Gambling Organizers’ Association (AOJND): established in 2017, this Association reunites some of the largest most respected remote gambling operators licensed to operate in Romania, such as Betfair, Fortuna, NetBet, PokerStars, Sportingbet, Stanleybet, and Unibet. The Association aims to be a powerful voice in the industry toward the regulatory authorities, one to support the responsible growth of same, to the benefit of the Romanian public and the Romanian economy.