“Time to look forward, not backwards”

Peter Hannibal, CEO, Gambling Business Group, puts a political spin on next week’s ICE but ‘it’s still technology” that will prove to be the key.ICE has always been, for as long as I’ve been attending the show, a really significant event for the industry predominantly because it deals with the future. There’s no time for [...]

By |2020-02-25T17:09:24+00:00February 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on “Time to look forward, not backwards”

Is the Gambling Commission placing their Cart before the Horse?

Peter Hannibal, CEO of the strategic cross industry Gambling Business Group, questions the ethics of the Regulator becoming RET approver. Readers of Coinslot will no doubt have noticed that the Gambling Commission announced its new criteria for making voluntary contributions to Research, Education (sometimes referred to as ‘prevention’) and Treatment – RET. They confirmed [...]

By |2020-02-25T17:12:49+00:00February 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Is the Gambling Commission placing their Cart before the Horse?

Gambling Business Group to host UK government department at ICE London

The cross industry strategic body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), has confirmed that it will be hosting the gambling policy team from the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) at next week’s ICE London (4-6 February, ExCeL London, UK). GBG Chief Executive Peter Hannibal will provide a guided tour of [...]

By |2020-02-04T16:43:44+00:00January 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Gambling Business Group to host UK government department at ICE London

Malta, United States and Italy top league table of exhibitor nations as international industry prepares for ICE London

The 2019 edition of ICE London (5-7 February, ExCeL London, UK) will feature exhibitors from a total of 66 nations (65 in 2018), making it the most complete representation of international gaming on the world calendar. Outside of the United Kingdom (138 exhibitors), Malta tops the league table of exhibitor nations with 60, followed by [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:18:36+00:00December 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Malta, United States and Italy top league table of exhibitor nations as international industry prepares for ICE London

GBG Story for Coinslot – Gambling review – 26 Nov 2019

A gambling review is now inevitable so we can't let the opportunity slip, urges GBG’s Peter Hannibal Peter Hannibal, CEO of the strategic cross sector Gambling Business Group (GBG), is urging the industry to start preparing for what he believes is an ‘inevitable' overhaul of gambling legislation and for the low stake retail sector [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:38:03+00:00November 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Story for Coinslot – Gambling review – 26 Nov 2019

GBG Comment for Coinslot – Freedom of Choice – 19 Nov 2019

What happened to freedom of choice? Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross industry strategic body the Gambling Business Group, argues that when it comes to the regulation of gaming we are losing our sense of proportionality When commentators start quoting acts of Parliament the natural response for many people – myself included – [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:35:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Comment for Coinslot – Freedom of Choice – 19 Nov 2019

Who Needs the Rebel Alliance?

So, like the Monolith in Arthur C Clark’s 2001 a Space Odyssey the UK Betting and Gaming Council has suddenly appeared on the UK gambling industry landscape and like the Hominids in the film we are now all running around wondering what it is and how it will shape our evolution... Drawing together UK [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:06:16+00:00October 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Who Needs the Rebel Alliance?

GBG Comment for Coinslot – Betting on the future – 1 Oct 2019

Betting on the future William Hill has taken a progressive step to reposition the gambling experience and it’s not a moment too soon, states Peter Hannibal, CEO of the influential strategic body, the Gambling Business Group A recent headline in Marketing Week, a publication which could be described as the marketing industry's equivalent of [...]

By |2020-01-13T11:37:18+00:00October 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Comment for Coinslot – Betting on the future – 1 Oct 2019

GBG Comment for Coinslot – 13 Aug 2019

Let’s put low stake gambling back on the agenda and not allow it to get consumed by Brexit! Nick Harding, chairman of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group and a former bacta National President, argues why the low stake sector should get on the front foot in pursuit of a more dynamic [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:31:54+00:00August 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GBG Comment for Coinslot – 13 Aug 2019

Nick Harding Comment Is It Just Me? – 21 Jun 2019

Nick Harding, Chairman of the influential strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, applies some straight thinking to the seemingly circuitous debate on Research Education and Treatment in a post B2 worldSo, here’s a thing. On April 1st this year a seismic event – probably registering around an eight on the gambling industry Richter Scale - [...]

By |2019-12-03T12:29:18+00:00June 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Nick Harding Comment Is It Just Me? – 21 Jun 2019
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