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Press Release – Gambling Business Group introduce anti machine fraud initiative – 19 Jun 2019

Cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG) is trialling a powerful new initiative which enables organisations to share information on the pattern of emerging machine frauds while remaining within the terms of April 2018’s GDPR regulations. The system, which has been developed in conjunction with the security team at Gamestec, is being launched initially [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:29:44+00:00June 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Press Release – Gambling Business Group introduce anti machine fraud initiative – 19 Jun 2019

IS IT ME?

So, here’s a thing. On April 1st this year a seismic event (probably an 8 on the Richter scale) took place in the UK gaming industry. The maximum stake on FOBT/B2 gaming machines was reduced by a factor of 50, from £100 a spin down to £2 a spin. This essentially removed the B2 machine [...]

By |2019-05-21T16:30:17+01:00May 21st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on IS IT ME?

GBG Comment for Coinslot – 17 May 2019

Let’s prioritise prevention before cure Peter Hannibal, CEO of the Gambling Business Group, which brings together the gambling verticals into a single strategic cross-sector body, argues that calls in the British Medical Journal for a mandatory tax on the industry miss the point and why the voluntary levy should be redirected from academic research [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:26:15+00:00May 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Comment for Coinslot – 17 May 2019

The real devil lies in the detail – 29 Apr 2019

Peter Hannibal, CEO of the cross industry strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, urges operators to show why applying an algorithm to tracked play data is unnecessary as well as being a very bad idea. Whoever crafted the phrase ‘the devil is in the detail’ could well have been referencing the current outlook and [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:24:17+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The real devil lies in the detail – 29 Apr 2019

Three Wise Men

These days I do believe that consultants offer a spontaneity, originality and cost effectiveness which is of huge benefit to all businesses but in particular SMEs where costs are tightly controlled and management need access to senior management experience experience but can't necessarily afford (or need) to recruit someone on to their permanent staff. Three [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:41:29+01:00April 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Three Wise Men

Cashless does not have to be contactless – argues the Gambling Business Group – 26 Mar 2019

When it comes to the demise of cash, Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross industry strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, believes it’s down to the industry to develop its own cost-effective solutions pointing out that some are already available. From a low stake gaming perspective do you think the issue of contactless/non-cash [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:23:13+00:00March 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Cashless does not have to be contactless – argues the Gambling Business Group – 26 Mar 2019

Someone (may) be knocking at the door

Recently I was listening to Sandy Toksvig on the radio. She is of course incredibly witty and engaging and is clearly one of those people who, if you sat next to her at a dinner party would quickly make you feel like an intellectual pygmy (although many other people also have that effect on [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:40:28+01:00February 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Someone (may) be knocking at the door

GBG Column Commissioning the ridiculous – 12 Feb 2019

Peter Hannibal, CEO of the cross sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, looks back on ICE 2019 and questions the fuzzy logic behind the Gambling Commission’s decision not to attend and asks what message its ’no show’ policy sends the industry and all of those genuinely interested in consumer protection.Last week saw the world’s [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:21:08+00:00February 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Column Commissioning the ridiculous – 12 Feb 2019

GBG Interview for Coinslot ICE Preview – 25 Jan 2019

Talking on ICE Peter Hannibal, CEO of the cross industry body, the Gambling Business Group, looks ahead to next week’s ICE London and represents the number one meeting place for all GBG members as well as the world’s regulators (or most of them at least!) ICE London is now the most international gaming expo [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:16:24+00:00January 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Interview for Coinslot ICE Preview – 25 Jan 2019

Reflections from the Stone Age

This article appeared in this week’s edition of Coin Slot. Nick Harding, head of Merkur Management Services in the UK, outlines what he believes lies ahead for the industry this coming year. On the up with the Gambling Commission, there’s a downer with charity GambleAware and a government that really should show this industry [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:39:21+01:00January 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Reflections from the Stone Age