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Launch of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group’s Future Of Gambling Seminar Series

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London, England, April 4, 2016– The Officers of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group are proud to announce the launch of their Parliamentary seminar series looking at the Future of Gambling. The first seminar will be held on Tuesday 19th April 2016 and will be on The Future of Online Gambling. The speakers will be Clive Hawkswood, CEO, Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing & Operations, Betway and Richard Flint, CEO, Sky Betting & Gaming.

Launch of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group's Future Of Gambling Seminar SeriesSteve Donoughue, gambling consultant and Secretariat of the All Party Betting & Gaming Group said:

We are very fortunate to have a group of Parliamentarians who are so keenly interested in the British gambling industry. They are not interested in the usual knee-jerk knock-about and are keen to get to grips with the real issues. Many of them have been involved with the industry for decades so are highly influential when gambling issues are debated. This seminar series will allow the trade associations and key industry members to directly communicate with the influencers of Westminster and Whitehall. It’s a must attend event.

For the first time the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group is allowing the invited guests of the industry to attend its meetings and join with the Captains of their industry in the debating what the future of gambling in Britain is. If you wish to attend one of the seminars please contact the Secretariat of the APBGG, Steve Donoughue at sdonoughue@gamblingconsultant.co.uk. Clive Hawkswood, CEO of the Remote Gambling Association and key speaker stated:

‘Gambling is an issue that rarely seems to be out of the spotlight, but there has never been a more important time to engage with Parliamentarians to explain how the industry is addressing the challenges it faces and, just as critically, to listen and take full account of any concerns that they may have. The All Party Betting & Gaming Group’s series of seminars provide an ideal forum for this to take place. Each sector will have the opportunity to present itself and it is a very welcome initiative’

The mission statement of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group is ‘To act as a forum for the discussion of issues concerning betting and gaming in the UK’. This seminar series is aimed specifically at providing the platform for an educated and informed exchange of views and issues.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Steve Donoughue at 0207 502 2067 or email at sdonoughue@gamblingconsultant.co.uk.

Information about the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group can be found at www.apbgg.org and http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/register/betting-and-gaming.htm

The schedule for the Seminar Series is:

The Future of Online Gambling

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Macmillan Suite, Portcullis House

• Clive Hawkswood, CEO, Remote Gambling Association (RGA)

• Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing & Operations, Betway

• Richard Flint, CEO, Sky Betting & Gaming

The Future of Betting Shops

Tuesday 26th April 2016, 4pm-6pm, Dining Room A, Palace of Westminster

• Malcolm George, CEO, Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)

• Andrew Lyman, Director of Group Regulatory Affairs, William Hill

• John Heaton, Chairman, Scotbet

The Future of Casinos

Monday 23rd May 2016, 3.30pm-5.30pm, Macmillan Suite, Portcullis House

• Simon Thomas, CEO, Hippodrome Casino

• Richard Noble, COO, Aspers Casino

• Henry Birch, CEO, Rank Group

The Future of Gaming Machines

Tuesday 7th June 2016, 4pm-6pm, Churchill Room, Palace of Westminster

• John White, CEO, British Amusement and Catering Trades Association (BACTA)

• Simon Dorsen, Senior Director for Europe, IGT

• TBC

The Future of Research, Education & Treatment into Problem Gambling

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 4pm-6pm, Churchill Room, Palace of Westminster

• Marc Etches, CEO, Responsible Gambling Trust

• Lee Willows, CEO, YGAM (Young Gamblers Education Trust)

• Elaine Smethurst, Managing Director, Gordon Moody Association

• Wanda Goldwag, Chair, Senet Group

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. Groups are informal groups of Members of Both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this document are those of the Group alone.

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