Children in gambling - Using regulation to drive parent power

13th June 2017

This webinar was run by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) in association with iGaming Business. 

Parents are often told to talk to their children about the dangers of drinking, smoking and drug-taking, but how often are parents encouraged to discuss gambling?

Tim Miller, Executive Director for Corporate Affairs and Research at the UK Gambling Commission, discussed the Gambling Commission’s research that shows more children gamble than become involved in any of those other activities and that highlights the role that parents play in developing young people’s attitudes towards gambling.

The webinar covered:

  • Why regulators should recognise and embrace their limitations;
  • How working in partnership with parents can increase regulatory impact; and
  • The importance of being a human being as well as a regulator

You can download the slides here. 


Tim Miller
Gambling Commission
Job title:
Executive Director


Tim Miller is Executive Director at the Gambling Commission, the statutory regulator for gambling in Great Britain. He joined the Commission in August 2016 building on over 15 years of experience across the regulatory and public sector. Tim was previously Head of Policy and Communications at the Local Government Ombudsman and prior to that was Head of Public Affairs at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

These roles followed ten years with the Law Society of England and Wales in a variety of regulatory posts. Tim is Vice Chair of Coventry Citizens Advice, one of the largest CABs in the country. He is also founding Chair of the Central Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust that runs several primary schools across Solihull.