Westminster eForum

Next steps for online gambling regulation in the UK - advertising, protecting vulnerable groups and sustainable sector growth

Morning, Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar focuses on the next steps for the regulation of online gambling in the UK - looking in particular at:


  • Latest thinking on protecting vulnerable groups;
  • Advertising regulation; and
  • Sustainable sector growth.

Taking place following the launch of the Gambling Commission’s new three-year National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms - the conference will assess progress so far, the impact on individuals and the gambling sector, and the way forward for its implementation.


The agenda and keynote speakers


Keynote contributions:


  • National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms - next steps for implementation - with Helen Rhodes, Programme Director for Safer Gambling, Gambling Commission;
  • Protecting young people and vulnerable groups from irresponsible advertising - with Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority; and
  • Evidence-based understanding of the social and mental health impacts of problem gambling - with Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Spokesperson, Behavioural Addictions and Problem Gambling, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Further sessions:


  • Prospects for the retail gambling sector - innovation, responsibility, and addressing the challenges of sustaining the industry’s high street presence;
  • The future for online and mobile gambling regulation - age verification, competitiveness, and ensuring a safer gambling environment for consumers; and
  • Developing a collaborative public health approach to reducing gambling-related harm.


Keynote Speakers

Helen Rhodes

Programme Director for Safer Gambling, Gambling Commission

Guy Parker

Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority

Keynote Speakers

Helen Rhodes

Programme Director for Safer Gambling, Gambling Commission

Guy Parker

Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority

Chairs

Rt Hon the Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Select Committee

Richard Graham

Speakers

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Founder and Director, National Problem Gambling Clinic and Spokesperson, Behavioural Addictions and Problem Gambling, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Lauren Iannarone

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Playtech

Dr Trudy Smit Quosai

Chief Executive Officer, Gambling Research Exchange (GREO)

Adam Rivers

Director, Economics, KPMG

Matt Zarb-Cousin

Co-Founder and Director, Public Affairs, Gamban

Professor Siân Griffiths

Chair, Centre for Health and Development; Chair, Global Health Committee and Associate Non-Executive Board Member, Public Health England

Wes Himes

Interim Chief Executive, The Remote Gambling Association

Sarah Hanratty

Chief Executive, Senet Group

Diane Mullenex

Partner, Pinsent Masons