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 market dynamics, innovation and modernisation, and latest thinking on responsibility in the sector.

It follows the Gambling Commission’s recent recommendations in its review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures, including new stake limits for fixed odds betting terminals.

Delegates will look at the way ahead for the gambling industry and the competitive landscape amid heightened mergers and acquisition activity as it adapts to the developments in regulatory environment in the UK - and in the US - and seeks to drive out costs.

They will also discuss the current thinking on innovation and modernisation as the UK sector seeks to retain and exploit its leading international position in both technology and the regulatory environment - as well as next steps for addressing challenges of Brexit, product development, increasing diversity, and how the sector might better co-ordinate in its engagement with policymakers and more widely.

Further sessions assess priorities for ensuring that the industry operates responsibly, and assessing the commercial and societal impacts of regulatory decisions affecting high streets and online gambling.

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


Richard Flint

Managing Director, Sky Betting & Gaming

Francesca Leyland

Partner, Regulus Partners

George Kidd

Chief Executive Officer, The Senet Group

George Lusty

Senior Director, Consumer Protection, Competition and Markets Authority

Speaker confirmed from Kindred Group

Neil Davies

Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG