As Britain prepares to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the UK Gambling Commission will meet in Central London on 14 March, 2017, to consider what the UK government’s priorities should be in supporting the international competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit.
During the sessions, the Gambling Commission will focus on the marketing of betting services, brainstorm ways of protecting vulnerable groups from harm and develop initiatives to encourage responsible gambling.
The new funding model for horseracing, which comes into effect in April 2017, will also be examined. The aim of the model was to level the playing field for British-based and offshore gambling operators and providing greater economic support to the racing industry. No sooner will it hit the industry, before delegates will need to discuss the next steps for its implementation and the impact on key stakeholders going forward.
Sarah Gardner, executive director of the Gambling Commission will be the guest of honour at the seminar, and will be joined by 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; and a confirmed speaker from Wiggin.