The Annual General Meeting of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (held in Berlin on the 2nd of June 2017) confirmed Jason Frost as its next President serving a two-year term. He will be supported by Uwe Christiansen (representing EUROMAT’s German association members), who was elected as Vice-President and Mirjana Acimovic of JAKTA in Serbia, who was re-elected as Treasurer.

Commenting on his election, Jason Frost said: “It’s a real privilege to serve our industry Europe-wide. Never has EUROMAT been more needed by its members.

“We’re moving towards becoming a cashless society and yet this fact seems to be ignored by regulators. I’m making a call today to the European regulatory community to get round the table with us and help us to find a way forward together.

“Like any other business we need to be able to offer electronic payment and payback as well as cash. It is better for business but also better for the player who will find it easier to pre-commit, setting limits on spend and time. Regulators understand the value of this in the online market and with our existing ability to monitor our players they should realise how valuable this can be for social responsibility. It’s a win-win”.

Frost joins EUROMAT after a successful spell as President of the British Amusement Catering Trades Association (BACTA) where he oversaw a growth in membership.