Location and dates

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

20-22 JANUARY 2025

ICE VOX 2024

ICE Barca 2025

IGBA Barca 2025


Can Industry Research Ever be Unbiased? Addressing the Influence of Research on Policy

05 Feb 2024
ICC Capital Suite
World Regulatory Briefing

Operators and campaign groups have the potential to not only influence public debate, but also policy on key issues like stake limits, advertising, and gambling-related harm. With the UK Gambling Commission calling out the misuse of statistics, the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit advocating for more powers on data sharing, and a sense of operator frustration over the source’s regulators turn to, how does the industry promote independent research? Those in the know showcase how open science can ensure industry-funded research processes are ethical, transparent, and unbiased.

• What does ‘independence’ from industry really mean? Critically analysing bias in research.
• Sharing is caring: How academics, operators and governments can apply open science to gambling data.
• Not just words: Practical steps to maintain integrity while promoting industry collaboration.


Shelley White, CEO - Responsible Gambling Council
Chrissy Thurmond, Head of Responsible Gaming Relations - DraftKings
Victoria Reed, Founder - Better Change
Martina Braun, Deputy Head of Department - Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security
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