“The food industry has learnt from the drinks industry, with obesity similar to drunkenness in terms of public health.
“Problem gambling and problem drinking are obvious correlations, but working out positive benefits coming from the drinks industry, enhancing knowledge about difficult social consequences and investing in education programmes to reduce the risk of more restrictive regulatory constraints is something I am not aware the gambling sector does.”
The betting and gaming industry can learn lessons from the approach of the drinks industry in changing perceptions, according to former Bacardi executive Chris Searle, who will be speaking at EiG (Excellence in iGaming) 2014. Read more here. The full interview with Chris Searle will be available on Friday.