Gauselmann Group’s compliance officers, spanning 12 nations, recently came together for a two-day workshop at the company’s Espelkamp, Germany headquarters. The event focused on the constantly growing number of gaming laws and regulations worldwide, sources of law for the avoidance of risks, as well as new courses of action for the markets the company operates in. This was the fifth workshop of its kind since the introduction of a group-wide compliance management system in 2014.
The workshop was attended by a total of 37 compliance managers from 12 nations, including Germany, Spain, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Malta, the UK, Denmark, Mexico, and Peru. The participants convened at the company’s Schloss Benkhausen training center to bring each other up to date on a diverse range of topics in presentations and working groups.
From risk management and the growing ESG requirements to the whistleblower system for reporting compliance violations, many current challenges for the corporate group were on the agenda. Additional topics, such as the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, regulations governing the protection of human rights, as well as player protection and responsible gaming measures, were also “met with keen interest among the workshop participants.”
Ludwig Beckmann, Chief Compliance Officer at Gauselmann AG, said: “It is manifestly clear that the regulatory authorities are continually increasing and refining the requirements for our industry – and not just in Germany but worldwide. This means our compliance officers have to be constantly on the ball and abreast of developments to enable them to meet the challenges reliably and in compliance with the law.”
“We are pleased and proud to have a team of highly professional and very well-trained compliance officers around the world who are dedicated to this responsible task,” he concluded.