The gambling regulators of 16 European and American States and territories (Latvia, Czech Republic, Isle of Man, France, Spain, Malta, Jersey, Gibraltar, Ireland, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, Austria and the State of Washington) have signed a declaration to express their shared concerns about the risks posed by blurring lines between gambling and other forms of digital entertainment, such as video games.

Regulators identified similar characteristics in some emerging gaming products and services which led to their respective regulations of online gambling. Whilst committing themselves to working together to thoroughly analyse the characteristics of video games and social gaming, they are calling for a constructive dialogue with the responsible representatives of the video games and social gaming industries.