The gambling sector in the UK is constantly developing while organisations and regulatory bodies are steadily working towards ensuring a safer gambling environment for vulnerable people. Last week, YouGov launched an inquiry of more than 100 MPs, asking for their opinion on topics related to gambling. The results from the survey will be presented at the Reputation Matters event in November.
Last week was also the start of the registration process for ICE London 2022. This is one of the biggest gambling-related events in the world and it will finally be held in London, at the beginning of next year.
YouGov’s Inquiry Will Reveal MPs Opinion on Serious Gambling-Related Issues
The survey conducted by YouGov will reveal what over 100 MPs think about serious topics related to the UK gambling industry. The results of the inquiry will be presented at the Reputation Matters event which will take place next month, on 2 November. The event will also present the general public’s point of view, checking whether it will align with the opinion shared by the MPs participating in the survey.
The questions in the inquiry include the issue of whether the gambling industry in the UK is properly regulated and if MPs believe some operators are more responsible than others when it comes to abiding by the imposed rules and regulations. This inquiry’s timing could not be more perfect as the white paper that will unveil the proposals for the Gambling Act changes is due to be revealed soon.
The survey will also address issues related to gambling advertisements. This is an important topic for the upcoming review of the 2005 Gambling Act, with recent reports revealing that the government is considering imposing stricter regulations and even outright banning some types of advertisements.
According to Oliver Rowe, YouGov’s director for reputation and business research, the data that will be collected thanks to this inquiry will be very important for the upcoming review of the 2005 Gambling Act. The results from the survey will be able to present the general sentiment among MPs, giving a better idea of the current opinion on the gambling sector in the UK. At the Reputation Matters event, the public’s views on gambling-related issues will also be covered. This will allow the comparison between the public’s opinion and the point of view of over 100 MPs.
Registrations for ICE London 2022 Begin
After being postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, ICE London 2022 is finally due to happen from 1 to 3 February. The registration process for the event was launched last week, with everyone who wishes to attend the show having to register on ICE London’s official website.
The event is said to host over 550 exhibitors from more than 16 different countries. Following the extensive period of global lockdowns and cancellations of events, Alex Pratt, group managing director at Clarion Gaming, shared his excitement about finally being able to discuss the return of events held in person.
Pratt added that in addition to being one of the biggest in-person gaming events in the world, ICE London is also a show that gathers the entire global gambling industry in the same space. This is a unique feature of the event, which is typically hosted at different venues every year, spreading across all continents.
According to Pratt, the importance of the event comes from the major role of ICE in every division of the global gaming industry. Games creators, distributors, retailers, regulatory bodies, and other participants in the gambling industry can greatly benefit from joining the ICE event. As the show has previously brought together industry geniuses from around the world, it has earned itself the description of “billion dollars-worth of thinking all in one place”. Understandably, numerous gambling companies and industry professionals flock from different parts of the world at the major gambling event every year.
The registration for attending ICE London 2022 followed the very successful iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam that were held in Amsterdam the previous week. According to data collected before the events were launched, 78% of the people who attended the two major events were individuals with important positions in their respective gaming companies. The expectations for ICE London 2022 are huge, with the event taking place from 1 to 3 February. Meanwhile, iGB Affiliate London will be held from 3 to 5 February, following the previous major gambling event.