For a number of reasons the ICE/LAC week in London seemed like quite a different ballgame this year.
For one thing our beloved Earl's Court location is no more. Earl's Court was great because (a) it was just a short and very convenient tube ride from city center (and there are a lot of good things to be had in downtown London!) and (b) it was located near humans so if you needed to pop out for a lunch meeting or pint or whatever you could because such things were available, scattered
Okay, as ever a little naval-gazing on the year's Pitch-A-Bitch (PAB) stats are in order.
What can I say? In some ways 2012 was my best year as the Bitchmeister and in some ways it was far from best. Let's look at some of the key numbers (full report is here):
Total numer of PABs: 183.
That's down significantly from last year's 255 and, without mincing words, continues a downward trend of the past several years. Loyal readers may recall that it wasn't
As some of you may know I had done a little digging while at the recent ICE 2012 conference in London and had a few words to say regarding the Gibraltar gaming licensing body's move to the Deparment of Finance and its consequent disappearance from public view. Apparently they've been busy little bees and I'm happy to announce that they've returned and are now back online.
The new department is called Remote Gambling and under the Gaming Act of 2005 the man in charge is Phillip Brear,
As many of you know we spent last week at the ICE and LAC conferences in London. As ever these were great events and well worth the time spent. Sadly it was the last year for ICE at Earl's Court -- VERY convenient location -- and apparently next year we will be exiled to ExCel which appears to be 40 km out into who knows where. But hey, maybe it'll be magical.
What news from ICE? Well a few things, not the least of which is that I finally managed to get some inside scoop on what's