Sustainable growth in uncertain times

Key focuses of our 2023 Gibraltar eSummit will include:

  •  High profile speakers from multiple regulators
  • Updates on areas impacting the sector, including ESG and regulatory changes
  • Continuing from last year, a “Power Presentation” stream providing concise, impactful insights on key topics
  • A new research stream, showcasing recent academic research 

We will also include summit favorites including capital markets and M&A.

As both delegate numbers and hotel capacity will be limited, we would encourage early registration using the link below. Then please add the date to your calendar and further details will follow in due course.

Main Room Agenda


Main Room








Breakfast sponsored by Advennt



Stephanie Beavis (KPMG) & Charlie Leach (KPMG)

Opening Remarks


The Hon. Albert Isola MP (Government of Gibraltar)

Conference Opening


Andrew Lyman (Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner)

Gibraltar Update


Sarah Gardner (GB Gambling Commission)

GB Gambling Commission Briefing




Sponsored by Wiggin



Nigel Hinchliffe (KPMG)

Markets Update


Moderator: Nigel Hinchliffe (KPMG)

Panel: M&A in the Sector I The Operator Viewpoint

Panellists: Ed Duckett (Rothschild)


Jon Hale (Lottoland)


James Colburn (Entain)


Anna Kutsenko (KPMG UK)



Moderator: Nigel Hinchliffe (KPMG)

Panel: M&A in the Sector II The Legal Viewpoint

Panellists: David McLeish (Wiggin)


Steven Caetano (ISOLAS),


Susan Breen (Mishcon de Reya)




Sponsored by ISOLAS




Power Presentations

Session 1

Bill Gantz (Duane Morris)

US Consumer Litigation Update

Laura Bilinski (CMS)

UK Consumer Law Updates

Rachel Armitage (LeoVegas)

AML Perspectives

Liam Smith (Rank Group)

Making Compliance work for the Customer


Moderator: Adam Rivers (KPMG)

UK Market Update


Panellists: Alasdair Lamb (CMS)


Brigid Simmonds OBE (Betting & Gaming Council)


Nick Nocton (Mishcon de Reya)


Yanica Sant (888 William Hill)


Tom Banks (Kindred)



Moderator: Santiago Asensi (Asensi)

Latin America Focus

Panellists: Pierre Tournier (Betting & Gaming Council)


Crispin Nieboer (Tekkorp)


Chris Dougan (Genuis Sports)




Sponsored by CMS

Continent 8 Technologies


KPMG Betting and Gaming Team

Research Insights to inform regulation


Introduction: Kristian Valenta (Continent 8)                                                                      

“25 Years of Reliable Innovation”

Moderator: Micky Swindale (KPMG)

Powered by Continent 8 Technologies - Evolution of the Industry

Panellists: Phil Walker  (888 William Hill)


Julie Allison (Games Global)


Mark Kemp (DAZN Bet)


Shimon Akad (Playtech)


Kane Purdy (Bally’s Interactive)



Will Hawkley (KPMG)

KPMG Thank You




Sponsored by Gibtelecom

Breakout Room Agenda


Breakout Room - Sponsored by Hassans






Current Insights:



Francisco de la Puente (KPMG)

Spanish Update


Hari Sharma (KPMG),

Key Tax Developments and Risks for Remote Gambling Operators


Emma Garner (KPMG)


Stephen Hodgson (Entain)



Nicholas Macias (Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association)

GBGA Update



Lunch sponsored by ISOLAS



Russ Cohn (IDVerse)

Generative AI in IDV: Revolutionising Player Registration 

Fiona Davies (IDVerse)



Jo Abergel (Rock Learning) & Harry Fletcher (KPMG)

Knock-on Effects of Problem Gambling


Power Presentations - Session 2


Oliver Tenzer (Wiggin)

Advertising and "strong appeal"

Andrew Tait (Advennt)

International Regulatory Trends

Elaine McCormack (KPMG)

Compliance Culture

Sian Harding (Mishcon de Reya)

UK White Paper: Engaging with and influencing the consultation process



Coffee sponsored by CMS


Research Insights track



Rab Grewal (GB Gambling Commission)          

GB gambling market; past, present and future


Andrea Czakó & Shu (Mogu) Yu (University of Gibraltar)

Safer gambling interventions in online gambling: A systematic review of prevention, tools, and treatment.


Judith Glynn (University of Gibraltar)

'Customer interaction' dominates industry's safer gambling needs for training, research, and support services.


KPMG - Betting and Gaming Team

Monetary Limits for AML and Safer Gambling


Sanjoy Sarkar (Playtech)

Understanding gambling behaviours influencing the responsible gambling risk profile of a player




Sponsored by Gibtelecom

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To help make strategic decisions when considering, analysing and evaluating online gaming markets.

With more than 78 offices in over 43 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective.

We are focused on building strong relationships with our clients, our people, our industry sectors and wider communities.

As a Future Facing firm we take a bold, dynamic and agile approach helping clients of every size face the future with confidence. We have an immense depth of understanding of the sectors in which we operate and our lawyers are genuine experts in their fields. They are, able to advise on current challenges, as well as anticipate those on the horizon that are likely to shape the future.

We want to ensure that we build a culture of trust, respect and support embracing all aspects of diversity and inclusion, leading the legal sector in social impact and sustainability. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.

Our deep knowledge of the gambling sector allows us to advise our clients on how to recognise, protect and optimise their opportunities within this shifting landscape. Our gambling practice comprises lawyers drawn from across the firm, including our Commercial & Regulatory, Corporate, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, EU & Competition and Intellectual Property practices and our expertise extends to all gambling products including betting, gaming, lotteries, prize competitions and promotions, both remote and land-based.


Founded 25 years ago, Continent 8 Technologies is an award-winning, multi-jurisdictional, global network solutions provider that connects, manages, and secures a company’s most valuable information.

Continent 8 powers some of the biggest brands in online gaming, as well as companies in the finance, payment processing and public services industries.

We have data centres and points of presence in over 90 connected locations across four continents and are growing monthly.

Our customers benefit from continued investment in advanced data centres, high quality networks and one of the best global teams in the business.

We believe in delivering solutions to today’s technology and infrastructure challenges, by providing a comprehensive foundation of connectivity, a trusted layer of managed services encompassed in a critical layer of security.

Our security solutions defend critical infrastructures against a growing number of threats. At Continent 8 we deploy a layered approach to security, to keep data safe, secure and private.

With multiple centres of excellence around the world, all connected onto a global private network backbone, Continent 8 provides a truly global service capability, with a local and customised approach.

Continent 8 has invested significantly in Gibraltar both in terms of infrastructure and a dedicated team on the ground. Our highly secure data centre is uniquely located within the Rock of Gibraltar. The Continent 8-owned and built, ex-United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility, is the most secure and well-equipped hosting centre in the jurisdiction. A comprehensive suite of services and solutions are available from our Gibraltar data centre, ranging from traditional co-location to fully managed Cloud infrastructure solutions.

Continent 8 provision unparalleled High Availability IP Transit and MPLS services in Gibraltar. We achieve a high level of resiliency and performance not normally available from local providers.

In 2021, Continent 8 launched its flexible and scalable Public Cloud solution in Gibraltar, responding to changing market conditions and the demand for innovation in infrastructure by Gibraltar businesses.

Continent 8 Technologies

Games Global is a leading supplier of unique and innovative iGaming content. With a proprietary catalogue comprising upward of 3,000 games, a record-breaking progressive jackpot network, over 50 partner studios, and a world-class distribution channel servicing some 900+ global gaming brands, Games Global delivers force and direction to online gaming, bringing together the industry’s biggest and brightest stars.

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Games Global

Gibraltar Finance is the platform for the promotion of Gibraltar’s vibrant financial services sector, ensuring that Gibraltar effectively communicates its position as an international finance centre of excellence. Gibraltar Finance acts as a conduit to attract investment to Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Finance provides the international financial services community, professionals and corporate and private clients alike, a resource hub whereby information can be obtained and all the relevant Gibraltar-based professional associations can be accessed. It acts as a forum that provides engagement between Gibraltar’s financial services sector and the Government of Gibraltar for the consideration of strategic and policy issues, creating the responsive, proactive environment that so benefits investment.

Gibraltar offers a well-regulated, transparent jurisdiction where financial services are supported by a modern environment with high-quality infrastructure and which provides access to financial markets. To these strengths, Gibraltar adds an enviable choice of highly-qualified experts providing professional services to investors and entrepreneurs, a well-respected, innovative and robust regulatory system, and a stable, democratic political system that fully supports financial services as the one of the foremost sectors of Gibraltar’s buoyant economy.

Gibraltar Finance

Gibtelecom provides customers with best-in-breed data centre facilities, managed solutions and cloud services, coupled with the fast and highly resilient global network connections needed by todays internationally connected organisations.

Gibtelecom has worked very closing with the gaming industry in Gibraltar for over a decade to become a globally connected provider that can meet operators’ growing bandwidth and technology needs, and during this time has developed tailored solutions specifically for the industry. It operates cloud hubs and hosting facilities in Gibraltar, London, Malta, Dublin, Isle of Man and Malaysia and continues to expand its international network and product portfolio. The backbone of its global private network is built on the solid foundations of the Europe India Gateway (EIG) stretching from London to Mumbai with onward connections to locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Gibtelecom, in partnership with Ultimate Platform Technologies, Crucial Compliance and other Gibraltar gaming industry heavyweights, launched a gaming incubator in 2022 to assist gaming entrepreneurs to navigate from start-up and licensing application, through growth to exit and beyond. The incubator is hosted on Gibtelecom’s bespoke cloud platform, which provides the agility and flexibility that most start-ups need.

Products & Services:

  • Cloud Solutions: Private, public and hybrid cloud
  • Cloud Connect to hyperscale providers
  • Back-up as a Service
  • Data Centre Services
  • Global Private network
  • Business communications solutions
  • Managed Security


Hassans was founded in 1939 and is the largest law and fiduciary firm in Gibraltar. It is an internationally recognised firm which offers dynamic and proactive client service in an environment committed to sustainable business, technology and innovation.

Hassans are trusted advisers to clients both locally and overseas who seek legal guidance in a fast-moving, multi-jurisdictional world. Though rooted in Gibraltar, the firm has an international clientele in key jurisdictions around the world, including the US, the UK, Israel and Europe with many assignments involving cross-border advice and major multinationals, banks and building societies.

Over the last 17 years, Gibraltar has grown rapidly to become a first-class, internationally renowned hub for the online gambling and e-commerce industry. The team at Hassans consists of Peter Montegriffo QC, Andrew Montegriffo and Louise Federico. They have advised many of the industry’s leading operators such as Entain, William Hill, Bet365 and 888 amongst others. The team provides a full range of commercial and regulatory advice, including setting up operations in Gibraltar and listings. The team was also heavily involved in assisting the Gibraltar Government and industry in reviewing the current gambling legislation and identifying areas for reform.


Gibraltar's longest established law firm and a leader in online gaming/gambling legal services.

ISOLAS was established over 130 years ago in 1892, making it the longest established law firm in Gibraltar. ISOLAS is today proud to be considered one of the leading law firms in Gibraltar. ISOLAS is consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the market by all the major international directories, and is a Band 1 leading law firm as ranked by Chambers and Partners.

Our focus is on our interaction with the client which we strongly believe forms the basis of our success in establishing long-term relationships. The commerciality of the advice that we provide, close attention to cost considerations, our professional network in Gibraltar and beyond, as well as our dedication to leveraging information technology solutions for the benefit of the client, make for a compelling package of advantages over our competition in the local marketplace.

Our experience in the Fintech/cryptocurrency space, online gaming, gambling and e-commerce legal services marketplace is second to none, with the expertise, network and commercial approach to help your business survive and thrive.

ISOLAS, at the top of our game since 1892

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Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs over 1300 people with more than 630 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 40% revenue growth in the past five years alone.

With presence in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Singapore and Hong Kong (through its association with Karas So LLP), the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.

The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate.

The firm has a dedicated Betting & Gaming Group of lawyers, recognised as experts within the gambling sector with significant experience advising operators on M&A, regulatory and compliance, AML, cyber security, data protection, trade mark and brand protection, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, sports law, dispute resolution, IP and reputation management. The group also provides specialist advice on eSports, crypto-currencies, blockchain and AI. The Mishcon Betting and Gaming team is ranked in the top tier in both Chambers and Partners and Legal500.

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated, and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

The Mishcon de Reya Group comprises standalone businesses MDR Brand Management, MDR Cyber, MDR Discover, MDR Mayfair (in London, Singapore and Dubai) and MDRxTECH. Complementary to Mishcon de Reya's core areas of work, each is led by best in class professionals recruited from a variety of non-legal industries and sectors.

Mishcon de Reya

OCR Labs Global helps you quickly scale your business globally. Our fully-automated solution verifies new users in seconds with just their face and smartphone - in over 220 countries and territories with any ID document - without the burden of human intervention.

We empower true identity for people around the world. Through our Zero Bias AI™ technology, we are pioneering the use of generative AI to train deep neural network systems to protect against discrimination on the basis of race, age and gender. We are the first company to achieve 99.99% accuracy in independent lab testing.

Our advancements in Natural Vision Processing (NVP) are enabling machines to autonomously see and perceive as humans, and excel in ways that humans cannot.

OCR Labs Global is trusted by startups, governments, and global enterprises including HSBC, Vodafone, BMW, Virgin Money, and ANZ for borderless and inclusive identity verification. Founded in Australia in 2018, OCR Labs Global is a Series B venture-backed company with headquarters in London and offices in North America, Asia and Europe.

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OCR Labs

Wiggin is a leading global law firm advising on the international operation of betting and gaming. We offer full-service, sector-focussed support for all forms of betting, gaming, lotteries and competitions.

Our team have unrivalled regulatory, commercial and M&A expertise - many of our lawyers are ranked as leading individuals in both UK and worldwide legal directories and we are the largest specialist betting & gaming practice in the UK.

We assist all businesses whatever their function in the gambling ecosystem on all their day-to-day legal, regulatory and compliance requirements, as well as working on complex projects and strategic advisory matters. Outside our core gambling team, our tax, technology, advertising, consumer law, brand protection, litigation, data protection, employment and property specialists regularly advise gambling businesses on all aspects of their business.

Our role as leading advisers to the global gambling industry’s largest players requires us to understand national and international laws and regulations like no other practice. Our services are backed up by many years of extensive industry experience and by one of the world’s largest teams of specialist lawyers dedicated to the full-time practice of gambling law on an international basis.


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