Former UK Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the ICE VOX conference during the ICE London show.
Watson’s addition to the line-up of speakers is seen as a major coup for the conference. He stepped down from mainstream politics prior to the recent General Election in the UK. He will provide an analysis of the regulatory landscape in an address entitled Reforming Gambling Policy – Uniting Stakeholders for a Positive Change.
The presentation will take place at 9.30am on Monday, February 3, in the Platinum Suite at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, the day before the trade show opens.
Watson said: “The last major review of gambling regulation in the UK was conducted in 2001. Since then society has been transformed by a revolution in technology that has reshaped the gambling landscape. With the British government now committed to a further review, the challenge is to deliver change that is fit for the digital ageand provide a safer environment for the consumer and a successful, well-regulated industry.
“At ICE VOX I hope to reach out to the international industry and regulators to explain the importance of introducing positive change and, in the process, turn Britain’s regulation of gambling into an example to the world.”