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CMS Gambling Conference 2020

London, United Kingdom

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22 January 2020, 13:30 - 19:00 UTC +00:00

We are hosting our annual CMS Gambling Conference on 22 January and are excited to announce an outstanding array of industry leaders and legal and sector experts.

We are delighted to be joined by Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission who will deliver a keynote presentation.

You will also hear a selection of panel discussions addressing the major issues in the sector, including:

Putting the customer first: Building a sustainable industry in an era of paternalism

  • Richard Flint, former Chairman, SkyBet
  • Brigid Simmonds, Chair, Betting and Gaming Council
  • Tom Watson, former deputy leader of the Labour party
  • Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus (moderator)

Identifying and interacting with problem gamblers

  • Simo Dragicevic, Chief Executive, BetBuddy
  • Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive, GamCare
  • Lauren Hilton, Group Compliance Director, William Hill
  • Tanya Horgan, Group Chief Risk Officer, Flutter Entertainment
  • Joanna Simon, Compliance Officer, Spreadex
  • Vanessa Whitman, Senior Associate, CMS (moderator)

What does good regulation look like and how does regulation affect the market? A panel discussion with international regulators

  • Trude Felde, Senior Adviser, Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Norwegian Gaming Authority)
  • Rene Jansen, Chairman, KSA (Netherlands Gaming Authority)
  • Andrew Lyman, Executive Director, Government of Gibraltar Gambling Division
  • Birgitte Sand, Chief Executive, Spillemyndigheden (Danish Gaming Authority)
  • Yanica Sant, Senior Legal Counsel, Malta Gaming Authority 
  • Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer, Playtech (moderator)

Horseracing & funding - is the model broken?

  • Richard Ames, Chief Executive, Sports Information Services
  • Simon Bazalgette, former Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club
  • Alan Delmonte, Chief Executive, Horserace Betting Levy Board
  • Phil Siers, Chief Commercial Officer, Betfred
  • Alastair Warwick, Chief Operating Officer, Ascot Racecourse
  • David Zeffman, Partner, CMS (moderator)

Data rights - the latest developments

  • Andrew Ashenden, Chief Betting Officer, Stats Perform
  • Adrian Ford, General Manager, Football DataCo
  • David Lampitt, Managing Director Sports Partnerships, Sportradar
  • Michael Short, Vice President & Counsel, IMG Sports
  • Paul Stevens, Partner, CMS (moderator)

US sports betting - how is the market developing?

  • David Briggs, Chief Executive, GeoComply
  • Charles Cohen, Vice President, Sports Betting, IGT
  • Adam Greenblatt, Chief Execuive, Roar Digital
  • Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer, Draft Kings
  • Ramy Ibrahim, Managing Director, Moelis
  • Jeremy Kleiman, Partner, Saiber
  • Joe Saumarez Smith, Chairman, Bede Gaming (moderator)

You can view videos from the CMS Gambling Conference 2020 below:











12:30 - Registration and lunch
13:15 - Conference
15:10 - Coffee break
18:00 - Networking drinks


Portrait of David Zeffman
David Zeffman
Paul Stevens
Portrait of Vanessa Whitman
Vanessa Whitman