Belgian regulator names Clavie as new president

6 April 2020

The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has announced the appointment of Magali Clavie as its new president.

Clavie, a magistrate and a former president of the Superior Council of Justice, will replace Etienne Marique in the position with the national regulatory body. She will be assisted in the role by Eva De Koninck, who was recently appointed as interim director of the organisation.

Though Clavie will take on the role with immediate effect, her responsibilities and duties will be temporarily limited due to the ongoing situation regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The BGC said Clavie would use this time to enhance her knowledge of the gaming sector, with a view to developing and expanding on her vision for the regulator. These include developing a ‘Commission 2.0’, which would assume responsibility for the protection of players and control of the regulated gaming sector.

The new appointment comes after the BGC last week published advice to help consumers protect themselves from gambling-related harm while the country remains on lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

The BGC said anyone concerned about their gambling habits can call the ‘SOS Jeux’ helpline and speak to an advisor about their problems. Consumers can also contact the BGC directly via email if they have any questions or concerns.

In addition, the BGC advised players to keep in touch with family and friends on the phone or via video call to help pass the time during lockdown.