Online gambling articles

I regularly write about the online gambling industry for iGB and have previously written for both eGaming Review and Inside Poker Business. I’ve also written about the sector for non-industry publications, such as Personnel Today and The Telegraph.

I also do editorial work for online gambling companies, for example, writing white papers, reports, press releases and other types of thought leadership.

Below are some recent examples of my work covering this industry.

Déjà vu for National Lottery competition?

iGB, September 2020

Despite the Gambling Commission’s stated aims of attracting a number of bidders for the fourth licence competition, there’s a possibility of yet another two-horse race.

iGB Most Influential Women: last year’s list

iGB, August 2020

With nominations for iGB’s Most Influential Women 2020 now open, iGB catches up with those who made last year’s Top 10 to find out what they’ve been up to since, as well as get their views on who deserves to feature this year.

Playing on the feel-good factor

iGB, August 2020

The Good Causes element of lotteries is often overshadowed by the promotion of the opportunity to win life-changing sums. But recent events have shown there are results to be gained from making sure messaging includes both areas.

Good causes, not-so-good numbers

iGB, June 2020

Svenska Spel’s claim last week that lottery betting companies account for 40% of the European online lottery market has been hotly disputed.

Lotteries after lockdown 

iGB, May 2020

Many lotteries have reported an increase in online players due to retail shutdowns in place across the world. But will this lead to a permanent shift in player behaviour?

Diversity: dealing with the data conundrum

iGB, April 2020

Using advance figures from the forthcoming second All-Index, Joanne Christie looks at how the lack of hard facts about LGBTQ representation in gaming companies could pose problems for operators.

A promising piece of the puzzle

iGB, March 2020

Gamstop CEO Fiona Palmer talks to Joanne Christie about the self-exclusion system’s priorities now it has finally arrived at the point where it is compulsory for GB operators.

Decision time for turnaround king Camelot

iGB, January 2020

The UK National Lottery operator has seen digital sales surge since implementing its strategic review in 2017, but is also facing increased competition on a number of fronts as it weighs a bid for the new licence from 2023.

Blocking tactics: Banks join the RG revolution

iGB, January 2020

A move by one UK bank to allow customers to block gambling transactions has led to both a ripple effect in the financial services industry and an awareness that a cross-sector approach is needed to reduce gambling-related harm.

Widening the talent pool

iGB, December 2019

When it comes to recruitment, it would be fair to say the igaming industry has historically been a little bit insular. Industry experience has been high – if not top – on recruiters’ wishlists, while the option of taking on outside talent has traditionally been more of a Plan B than a place to start. 

Most Influential Women 2019: Part 1

iGB, November 2019

It’s no secret that women are under-represented at the highest levels of the igaming industry. Now in its second year, the iGaming Business Most Influential Women list aims to redress the balance.

Are Australians falling out of love with horse racing?

iGB, November 2019

Betting on the Melbourne Cup was subdued this year, with taxes and animal cruelty concerns affecting enthusiasm for the big race.

RG Week special: Gambling addiction – an insider’s perspective

iGB, November 2019

Often when stories about gambling addicts appear in the media, the narrative is framed in such a manner as to imply that if only the gambling companies were not so irresponsible, then there would be no more problem gambling.

Looking Down Under

iNTERGAMINGi, August 2018

As states across the US open their doors to online betting and gambling, there’s a huge amount of optimism within the gambling industry about the enormous potential of the market.

Women in tech: mission impossible?

iGB, March 2018

Although efforts to improve male-female ratios may be reaping results within the industry, the stark gender disparity in tech teams is proving an intractable problem.

Long read: is online poker the entry point to India?

iGB, March 2018

From a sheer numbers perspective, there’s no doubt India is one of the most attractive markets for igaming operators looking to expand their geographical reach. A population of 1.3 billion that is growing faster than any other country in the world and is expected to overtake China shortly.

Game-changers: can new variants ‘bring the love’ back to poker?

iGB, September 2017

Operators have reported some success with variations on the traditional game of poker, but not everyone is convinced this is the way to bring back recreational players.

Secondary lotteries and the capital markets: a match made in heaven?

iGB, August 2017

With Lottoland having today announced an increase of its insurance-linked security (ILS) against big wins to €120m, iGB looks at how secondary lottery providers are managing the rising risks that come with the rapid growth and scaling of the model.