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Dominic Gates

Dominic Gates

Dominic Gates has been writing about the online gaming and betting industry for trade magazines for many years. A rubbish punter (football), he is much better at finding out what bookies and casino operators get up to when it comes to marketing and business strategy. Dominic is also very interested in what operators get up to in other markets and how the relevant regulations affect them and how they differ from those in the UK.


Latest articles by Dominic Gates

FOBTs and shop closures: a death foretold

High street bookies closing thousands of shops and causing major job losses is a sad, yet predictable, chapter in the FOBT saga, says Dominic Gates. 700 high street betting outlets closing The...

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Tom Watson understands how industry marketing works and is willing to take action

The article by the deputy leader of the Labour party focusing on the need to address the UK marketing activities of operators like Sportpesa shows he understands how the industry...

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Kenya new gambling bill: same story, different country. Will Spain advertising ban end in compromise?

Kenya’s proposed new gambling bill could have a big impact on operators’ room for manoeuvre, but the sector should have seen it coming. Meanwhile in Spain a compromise over gambling...

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Bad atmosphere continues for gambling sector, with regulators in no mood to compromise

Gambling advertising and the way operators are licensed and regulated continued to dominate discussions and headlines in the past two weeks and the mood among lawmakers and politicians opposed to...

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