David Clifton and Suzanne Davies to feature prominently in Player Protection Forum 2020

KnowNow Limited has announced that both principals of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited will be featuring prominently in this year’s Player Protection Forum, taking place in London on 21 May 2020.

You can read KnowNow’s announcement here. You can also download it below.

As was the case with last year’s Player Protection Forum:

  • David Clifton will be chairing the conference throughout the day and
  • he and Suzanne Davies will be jointly presenting the opening “Player Protection Landscape” session.

Of highly topical interest in the same year that a review of the UK’s current gambling legislation is taking place, this year’s Player Protection Forum promises to be not only as excellent a conference as it was last year but even more timely.

Reflecting themes that will inevitably feature in that review will be the following conference sessions:

  • Addressing the VIP issue – Inducements to gamble, loyalty rewards and what we might expect from the code of conduct
  • Player protection and game design – What should our customers know about the relative risk levels of the games they play and how should we communicate this to them?
  • Panel – It’s been said that gambling harm is a public health issue not a public relations issue. What does this actually mean for us as operators and how should it change our approach to player protection?
  • Psychology of problem gambling in women – time to take note as statistics show the number of female problem gamblers increasing at a faster rate than men
  • Prevention of gambling harms through education initiatives
  • Panel – How do we get our commercial teams to work closely with player protection and build it into the core of our business rather than simply seeing it as an annoying box to tick?

We encourage attendance at this conference whilst an opportunity still exists for UK licensed industry operators and suppliers, gambling regulators, industry sector trade bodies, professional service providers, problem gambling treatment providers and others involved in the gambling industry to influence the outcome of the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005 by making gambling safer for consumers.

Player Protection Forum registration details can be found here with “Early Bird” tickets presently available, representing a very considerable cost-saving.


For more information on matters pertinent to the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005, see our following recent website postings:

  1. Gambling-related manifesto proposals of the main UK political parties
  2. UK election hopefuls put gambling in the crosshairs
  3. Health Survey for England 2018 reports on adult gambling behaviours
  4. GambleAware’s 7th annual conference focuses on children and young people
  5. More signs of 2020 looking set to become a challenging year ahead for the gambling industry
  6. The future is within the industry’s power!
  7. Limit-setting appears to be an effective responsible gambling tool
  8. Children’s exposure to TV gambling and alcohol ads declines – but that’s not the full story
  9. RSPH report sets the scene for the Government’s forthcoming focus on loot boxes
  10. Gambling Act review will target credit cards and loot boxes
  11. The Shape of Things to Come
  12. VIP problem gambling controversies hit the headlines again
  13. “Nothing off the table” for Gambling Act review – Time to rally the troops
  14. More choppy waters ahead in Parliament for the UK licensed gambling industry
  15. UKGC confirms credit card ban with effect from 14 April 2020
  16. All UK licensed online gambling operators must participate in GamStop by 31 March 2020
  17. How will the decision to ban credit card gambling affect UK operators?
  18. Changes loom on the horizon
  19. NHS criticisms of the UK gambling industry increase
  20. Wider ramifications of the UK’s regulatory crackdown
  21. UK gambling industry addresses regulator’s challenge with working groups for game design, ad-tech and VIP incentivisation 
  22. Clear flagposts towards future Gambling Commission direction of travel
  23. BGC responds forcibly to media and parliamentary criticism of the betting industry
  24. Interesting points to note from UKGC CEO’s speech ahead of Gambling Act review
  25. Thinly veiled warning to PML holders issued by Gambling Commission chairman
  26. Guidance for society lotteries and ELMs – The credit card ban and GamStop
  27. Gambling Commission publishes Twitter Consumer Guide
  28. BGC news hits the headlines
  29. ICE VOX commences with notable speeches from Tom Watson and Neil McArthur
  30. Gauging the next wave of regulatory headwinds
  31. UKGC CEO’s speech at the annual International Gambling Regulators’ Lunch
  32. Clifton Davies panel sessions at ICE 2020: from customer interactions to affiliate marketing
  33. Looming review of the UK Gambling Act – what to expect and how to prepare?
  34. Gambling Commission “single customer view” initiative kicks off
  35. BGC calls for Online Harms Bill to crack down on unlicensed gambling operators
  36. Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is
  37. Question of parity between online and offline staking limits comes more to the fore

We will add relevant material to this list of Clifton Davies website postings in the period leading up to the Player Protection Forum on 21 May 2020.

UPDATE: Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Player Protection Forum has been postponed to 9 July 2020