Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry

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  • May 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This conference is designed to help give gambling operators the tools you need to develop and implement a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Gambling as an industry is not traditionally associated with diversity however more and more research shows us how it is clearly linked to business success and innovation. In fact according to McKinsey research, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to have above average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile.

Operators are competing to recruit and retain top talent with other industries who actively demonstrate clear inclusion policies. Even when we do manage to attract the right people we then need to ensure their experience within our organisations is a positive one through development strategies and policies which remove unconscious bias and promote advancement.

The regulators are driving an agenda of putting the consumer at the centre and that makes good commercial sense too. Operators who can be reflective of the diverse potential market will be best placed to realise the benefits of these opportunities.

Public opinion is clear, social responsibility is important and businesses who deliver on an agenda to promote equality, diversity and inclusion are sure to prosper in this climate. It’s the right thing to do and ultimately it’s good for business as well.

Who should attend

  • Senior management at gambling operators
  • HR professionals at gambling operators
  • Recruitment professionals and Talent Managers at gambling operators
  • Heads of Compliance at gambling operators
  • In-house lawyers at gambling operators
  • Public Relations professionals within gambling operators
  • Consultants working with the gambling industry
  • Regulators
  • Anyone working within or alongside the gambling industry who is interested in equality, diversity and inclusion.


Time slots are provisional and exact timings may be subject to change.

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Opening remarks from the chair

09:40 A view from the regulator

Neil McArthur, Executive Director and General Counsel, UK Gambling Commission

10:10 Tracking progress – All-in Diversity Project

Kelly Kehn and Tina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founders, All-in Diversity

10:40 Educating girls for a career in gambling

Rachel Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees, YGAM

11:00 Networking coffee break

11:30 Panel – The benefits of diversity. Driving profit, attracting and retaining talent,

improving investor and customer relations, making better business decisions, targeting more diverse customers and more.

David Balls, Group HR Director, Rank Group Plc

12:30 Gender pay gap – reporting obligations

13:00 Networking lunch break

14:00 Metoo.wtf – Glassdoor on equality, using networking and peer review to help

drive the agenda

Laura Da Silva Gomes, Director Silverfish CSR

14:20 Sex and gambling – exploitation, objectification and targeting cross

addiction through links to porn

15:00 Networking coffee break

15:20 Diversity driving innovation

Lydia Barbara, Head of Innovation, Microgaming

15:50 Panel – Culture change, how it needs to start at the top and filter throughout

the entire organisation

Andrew Bulloss and Caroline Lacey, Odgers Berndston

16:30 Online gambling and the increase in female players

17:00 Closing remarks and close of conference



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