The European Casino Association (ECA) represents national associations and individual operators of licensed land-based casinos in Europe. To date, the ECA represents the interests of approximately 900 casinos and over 70,000 employees in 30 countries across Europe. Founded in the early 1990s as the European Casino Forum, the ECA has grown steadily over the years and today includes members from nearly EU Members States and non-EU countries.
The main purpose and objective of the ECA is to address and promote issues related to casinos and/or casino operations. In so doing, the ECA hopes to provide a focal point on casino matters for casino operators as well as for EU and national policy makers and stakeholders. To this end, the ECA aims to serve as a network for information; information that shall be used to communicate and work with the EU institutions on anything related to casino operations.
The ECA does not pursue any profit motive.
Within said purpose, the association aims to:
- Collect and provide information on casino operations and casino administration including the assessment of European and national legislation and regulations addressing casino operations.
- Increase awareness and understanding of the casino industry amongst EU policy makers and stakeholders.
- Constructively contribute to EU decision making on matters affecting the casino sector.