In this podcast, I join Founder and CEO of Law in Sport Sean Cottrell to discuss the evolution of the betting industry and the changing attitudes towards betting and sports betting in the UK.
Starting with my time with the Association of British Bookmakers, we discuss how advertising, the internet and social media have changed public perceptions on gambling. Who is behind the research into problem gambling and what has been the response from policy makers.
We also look at how online gambling has led to a move away from betting shops. Did campaigns against the number of betting shops on the high street allow online gambling to take a strong hold without scrutiny? And what is the new relationships between sport, sponsorship and gambling online. Is targeted online advertising and the profiling of potential users ethical? How do you find a balance between the regulations and financial success?
Finally we take a look at levies in the context of my role at the Horse Racing Levy Board and how the funds raised are used.