Westminster eForum

The UK gambling sector: market developments, regulation and the impact of Brexit

Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Central London


Taking place during a period of uncertainty as the UK negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union and in light of increasing M&A activity in the UK gambling market, this timely seminar will be an opportunity to review latest developments and consider the future for the sector.

Delegates will examine emerging developments in gambling technologies and consumer trends - particularly focusing on mobile - as the UK Gambling Commission becomes the first regulator in the world to review the legal framework in response to the rise of virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming. They will also consider the priorities for the UK Government in supporting the international competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit.

In anticipation of the new funding model for British Horse Racing coming into effect in April 2017 aiming to level the playing field for British-based and offshore gambling operators and providing greater economic support to the racing industry, delegates will also examine the next steps for implementation and the likely impact on key stakeholders going forward.

Further sessions will consider the ongoing debate around corporate social responsibility within the sector, focusing on the marketing of betting services, protecting vulnerable groups from harm and developing cross-sector initiatives to encourage responsible gambling.

Guest of Honour

Sarah Gardner

Executive Director, Gambling Commission

Guest of Honour

Sarah Gardner

Executive Director, Gambling Commission

Keynote Speaker

Wanda Goldwag

Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner, Senet Group


Dirk Hansen

Chief Executive Officer, GamCare

Peter Howitt

Chief Executive Officer, Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association

Jason Chess

Partner, Wiggin

John White

Chief Executive Officer, BACTA

Lee Willows

Founder & Chief Executive, YGAM

David Clifton

Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy