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888's fine heightens interest in WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation

5 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Last week's announcement that 888 had been fined a record £7.8 million for technical shortcomings, which served to undermine its self-exclusion processes, has given added importance and interest to the forthcoming WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation C-Level symposium organized by Clarion Gaming (12 September, OXO2, London).

The fine followed a 13-month-long investigation by the U.K. Gambling Commission, which found that the 888 system inadvertently allowed players who had self-excluded from the company's casino, poker and sports games to continue to access their accounts on the brand's bingo platform.

Sadie Walters, Senior Events Producer responsible for WrB, said, "This will be the first C-Level gathering following the findings of the 888 investigation. The size of the fine underlines the fundamental importance of self-exclusion in the social responsibility debate. The title of our afternoon session, 'Is self-exclusion working?' could not be more timely and features contributions from experts including Clement-Martin Saint-Leon, Head of Consumer Protection, Arjel; Clive Hawkswood, CEO, Remote Gambling Association and Kira Brianka, Legal Officer, Danish Gambling Authority."

She added, "Tim Miller, Executive Director U.K. Gambling Commission will be speaking during the opening session on 12 September, and I know that WrB delegates will be keen to speak with Tim and gain a full understanding of the broader thinking within the Commission at this extremely important time."

Part of Clarion Gaming's WrB program of C-Level briefings, Responsible Gambling Innovation gathers a European audience of thought leaders and opinion formers to discuss responsible gambling politics, technology and commercial strategy.

For further information and to register, visit the website.

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