GTECH G2 to Host Thought Leadership Seminar on UK iGaming Regulations

iGaming software company brings CEOs and their advisors together with regulators, government officials and legal experts to discuss the impact of Britain’s policy review

UK igaming regulations debate22-04-2010 (London, UK) – GTECH G2 will host the second in its ongoing series of thought leadership seminars for executives in the igaming industry tomorrow in London. An expert panel including a leading British operator, a government official and top igaming legal experts will discuss the impact that changes to UK gambling regulations could have on operators currently prospering in that market. This free breakfast seminar is crucial for anyone taking custom from Britain and for British operators who rely on their rights to offer cross border services into the rest of the EU.

Fundamental Changes in UK iGaming Policy
Tuesday 27 April 2010
The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
Free registration:

The expert panel, with moderator Peter Wilson, Partner, Memery Crystal, features Simon Burridge, CEO, Virgin Games; Paul Bolt, Director of Sport and Leisure at the DCMS (the key civil servant responsible for gambling); and Nick Hawkins, Legal Director & Company Secretary, Danoptra; and James Hollins, Gambling Equity Analyst, Daniel Stewart.

Britain is reviewing its policy on Remote Gambling and is proposing a consultation process to determine whether it should require all offshore operators who want to target British custom to obtain a license and/or pay tax in Britain, or whether it should continue to recognise that EU licensed operators are free to offer their services cross border without having to obtain a local license.

Peter Wilson is a regulatory lawyer specializing in gambling and business investigations. His gambling practice has built up over 20 years expanding from advising UK land based businesses to an international igaming practice with clients in over a dozen jurisdictions. Nick Hawkins is an English Barrister and Company Secretary and Legal Director of Danoptra Ltd, a major UK gaming machine manufacturer now involved in internet gaming. In 1999, Simon Burridge was asked by Sir Richard Branson to set up the People’s Lottery in order to contest the second License. In 2003 he rejoined Branson for a number of projects leading to him starting Virgin Games, of which he is now the CEO.

iGaming professionals with an interest in the UK’s current review of its gambling policies and how they will affect the igaming industry may register to attend this event, sponsored by GTECH G2, at where a video and a written transcript of their December debate on European igaming legislation is also available.


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About GTECH G2 (
GTECH G2 brings together, under one brand, the combined expertise of GTECH and its extensive lottery insight with leaders in the interactive gaming world providing a complete gaming portfolio of poker, bingo, casino, sportsbetting, fully managed services and instant games. The group includes Boss Media, a leading innovator in software and systems for Poker, Casino and Bingo entertainment; Finsoft , a leading provider of enterprise-wide real time trading solutions for the commercial sports betting industry – both interactive and retail; St Minver, a fully managed service provider of Internet games to media, lifestyle, and other brands; and Dynamite Idea, a developer of unique, innovative digital instant and side games. Consolidating combined talent and expertise into one premiere brand means that GTECH G2 can provide a flexible digital solution to all customers, large or small, wherever they may be.

About the G2 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar Series (
As one of the world’s largest igaming software and services providers GTECH G2 is proud to stimulate frank discussion and lively debate of topical issues in our industry by hosting a regular breakfast seminar series bringing igaming CEOs and their financial and legal advisors together with regulators, government officials, and igaming legal experts.