BGC Announces Magali Clavie Position As President

The Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) has announced the selection of Magali Clavie as new President in reforming its leadership frameworks.

A retired Brussels High Court Judge who specialised in adjudicating criminal cases and having previously served as Presiden of the Supreme Council of Justice of Belgium, Clavie will be in charge of the BGC.

Updating stakeholders, the BGC stressed that it has appointed one of Belgium’s top officials to lead its organisation that aims to extend its remit and oversight of Belgium gambling.

With the new President, Clavie will be charged with implementing the BGC’s ‘Commission 2.0’ policy to implement new, healthier gaming and consumer protection initiatives.

Other tasks are likely to see Clavie charged with updating Belgian advertisement codes related to betting sponsorships, following disagreements over collaboration terms between Jupiler League Clubs and the BGC.

Clavie takes over from the BGC after a tumultuous time for the governing authority of Belgium gambling.

Last February, the Belgian Center for Integrity (CINT) was forced to prosecute the executive team of the BGC in relation to ‘ethics violations’ following a ‘internal complaint.’

The CINT announced that it had placed under investigation BGC Acting Director-General Peter Naessens and other executives in relation to misuse of government funds, abuse of authority and acceptance of gifts from Belgian-licensed operators.