Operators unsure of how the latest changes to point of consumption licensing and taxation regimes in the UK will affect their ability to advertise are advised to get down to Stamford Bridge on 8 May for the latest news.
Yesterday the government added to the uncertainty over the issue by announcing it was re-examining the existing gambling advertising controls via a series of measures involving the Advertising Standards Authority, the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Broadcast Committee of Advertising and the Gambling Commission.
David Clifton, of the Clifton Davies consultancy, is opening the Betting on Football Conference with an update on the latest developments on the new regulations due to come in later this year and what they mean for the betting sector.
There are also some big names heading to Stamford Bridge next week, although perhaps not the ones that Chelsea fans were expecting. The Betting on Football Conference, which is being held on 8 May, is attracting major players from the betting sector, offering delegates the chance to network with key decision makers in the intimate setting of Stamford Bridge’s Harris Suite.
Already attending are CEOs and directors from companies such as Ladbrokes, SBOBet, Colossus Bets, Matchbook, talkSPORT, Tipico, Cogetech, SkyBet, Betdaq, bettingexpert, Grand Parade, Star Lizard, EveryMatrix, Oddslife, Abelson Info, Kambi, The Sportsman, Tailorbet, MC&C, BD Sports, Bettorlogic and BetConstruct.
Among the football organisations represented are Fulham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Cardiff City, Southampton, Hull City and Club Wembley.
Other topics being discussed are the development of the Italian market, customer acquisition, protecting against match-fixing, in-play betting and the cashing out phenomena. Registration is open at www.sbcnews.co.uk/bettingonfootball
To round the day off, there is the latest SBC Social – the Betting on Football Awards, where firms are hoping to win one of the four awards up for grabs; Best Football Marketing, Best Football Innovation, Best Football Affiliate and Best Football Bookmaker. Voting is still open at www.sbcnews.co.uk/bettingonfootball/awards.
The Betting on Football Conference & Awards is supported by BetConstruct, Abelson Info/Super Soccer, Colossus Bets, Matchbook, Every Matrix, MC&C, bettingexpert, Assopoker and Oddslife.