Westminster eForum

Next steps for the UK gambling industry - innovation, regulation and the future shape of the sector

Morning, Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Central London


This conference will examine the future of UK gambling at a pivotal time for the industry - focusing on the future of the market, innovation and latest thinking on responsibility in the sector.

Following the Government’s announcement of a reduction in the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, and the Gambling Commission’s recent announcement of new rules to protect consumers following its consultation, delegates will assess the potential commercial impact, and consider what further action might be needed to support sector growth and promote a socially responsible industry.

In light of the recent US Supreme Court Ruling on sports betting which opens the way for its legalisation across states in America, and amid heightened merger and acquisition activity, delegates will also discuss new market opportunities and the way ahead for the competitive landscape, as it adapts to regulatory developments in both the UK and US, and seeks to drive down costs.

Further sessions will bring out latest thinking on innovation and modernisation as the UK sector seeks to retain and exploit its leading international position in both technology and regulation - including personalised product development, the use of analytics and a focus on online platforms - as well as consider how the sector might better co-ordinate in its engagement with policymakers and more widely.

Guest of Honour

Tim Miller

Executive Director, Gambling Commission

Guest of Honour

Tim Miller

Executive Director, Gambling Commission


Philip Davies MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Betting and Gaming Group


Clyde Vanel

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly (pre-recorded video contribution)

Richard Flint

Managing Director, Sky Betting & Gaming

Francesca Leyland

Partner, Regulus Partners

Mike Kenward

Development Director, Gamcare

Gillian Wilmot

Chairman, Senet Group

George Lusty

Senior Director, Consumer Protection, Competition and Markets Authority

Simo Dragicevic

Chief Executive Officer, BetBuddy, Playtech

Speaker confirmed from Kindred Group

Neil Davies

Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG