Actions to combat money laundering and illegal practices discussed at European Casino Association meet

Pressing matters within the European and global gaming industries, from responsible gaming practices to online trends and anti-money laundering measures, were high on the agenda at the recent convening of the European Casino Association in Monaco. 

In early December, the European Casino Association (ECA) convened in Monaco for a major meeting of its Board of Directors that addressed the key issues facing the industry today.  

Central to the discussions was the ECA’s evolving relationships with the European Parliament regarding physical and online casinos, as well as the association’s anti-money laundering efforts, with reference to the particular challenges posed by online gaming and illegal gambling activities. 

The certification of the association’s commitment to responsible gaming was also covered in this final meeting of 2023, which was chaired by Monegasque Pascal Camia, the Senior Vice-President of the ECA. 


Founded in 1990, the European Casino Association represents the interests of 900 gaming operators across 28 countries in Europe and beyond. Its missions include unifying stakeholders, exchanging information and best practices, and advocating for the industry with European authorities.

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s gaming sites have been affiliated with the ECA in a membership capacity since July 2017, and the Principality maintains holds a notable presence on the Board of Directors, with Camia representing Monaco since February 2018. Since 2019, both the Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Café de Paris have been certified as ‘Jeu Responsable’ establishments.

The recent gathering in Monaco, which included a tour of various Monegasque establishments, saw ECA attendees meet with Stéphane Valeri, SBM President-Delegate, and enjoy a closing lunch exchange with Albert Manzone, General Manager of SBM, and Virginie Cotta, Secretary-General of SBM.


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Photo credit: Eric Bessone / SBM