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Silvio Schembri appointed chairman of Responsible Gaming Foundation

Labour MP Silvio Schembri has been appointed chairman of the Responsible Gaming Foundation, an independent institution which was set up earlier this year with the scope of helping, educating and preventing problems related to gambling.

Mr Schembri has a Master’s degree in economy and teaches part time at the University of Malta. He was a founding member and general manager of the Gal Xlokk Foundation, one of three Maltese registered action groups under the Leader programme of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.

Competitiveness and Economic Growth Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera thanked Mr Schembri for accepting the responsibility on a voluntary basis, highlighting the fact that this meant that more money could be invested directly in the foundation.

He said Mr Schembri’s experience in the field would assist him in giving the Responsible Gaming Foundation a solid basis to build on. Dr Herrera said his secretariat firmly believed in the importance of the Responsible Gaming Foundation and gave it top priority as soon as he took office.

Lotteries and Gaming Authority chairman Joseph Cuschieri said the percentage of the proceeds collected from licensees would be transferred to this institution to finance responsible gaming initiatives. He said he was sure that the new chairman would be giving it the direction it needed to succeed.

The foundation will be funded by contributions by the national lotteries operator Maltco, EU funds and other funds made available by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority. It includes representation from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry for Social Solidarity, LGA and the industry.

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