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    Default UKGC CEO slams ICE Totally Gaming for using scantily clad promo girls

    Outgoing Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison was none too happy about the large amount of promo girls working ICE Totally Gaming last week in London wearing "little more than swimsuits" and it may cause her organization to boycott the event in the future.

    In addition, The Guardian reported that some of the girls working the event had been "harassed and propositioned" by some male delegates.

    One worker, hired as a hostess on a daily rate of £100, told the Guardian: “Somebody asked me yesterday how much I would charge”, indicating that the request referred to sex.

    She said the event was the “closest thing to the Presidents Club dinner” she had worked at - a reference to the bash attended by politicians and stars where girls were allegedly groped.

    Another hostess told the paper: "There are guys who try and touch you when you’re getting your picture taken with them. You’ve just got to deal with it and say, ‘Get off me.’”

    Today's event saw stands featuring pole dancers and promo workers dressed in fishnet stocking and fetish wear and a Playboy-themed show. More than 250 young women were said to be on duty at the event - earning between £8 and £15 an hour. Some claimed they were treated "like princesses" at the show.
    (NOTE: The GPWA and Buzzy were in attendance last week in London and we are happy to report that we behaved ourselves.)

    As for Harrison, she went on to say that operators need to come up with something more creative - and a lot less sexist.

    "The men were wearing smart suits and women were being asked to wear not much more than swimsuits. That's totally unacceptable; it's not reflective of the modern economy.

    "This isn't about political correctness. It's about good regulation and good governance, because businesses that have a more diverse workforce are more likely to make better decisions. And that's critical from a regulator's point of view.

    "Given our focus is on fairer and safer gambling, businesses that look more like their customers are much more likely to be able to put in place the protections and the safeguards that we are really focused on."
    In response, Kate Chambers, managing director of ICE London, said the show has been encouraging exhibitors to represent women more respectfully.

    She said: "ICE works with its stakeholders to produce a professional business environment for exhibitors from throughout the world to meet with buyers who in 2017 travelled to Ice from 151 jurisdictions. "We are sensitive to the opinions of the ICE community and our initiative with the European Casino Association, which we introduced over a year ago, is a case in point."
    Read more here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/552494...watchdog-says/

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    What is it with this scantily clad business nonsense that they keep going on about? Surely, you don't see them running around naked.
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    It is absolutely crazy. Any country from first world is picking some nonsense to fight against. UK/Isles are very good at it.

    Reminds me how I was last month almost kicked out of hotel by Dublin - because - oh god - I went to sauna with my gf naked. Someone complained that 2 lesbians had sex there (another wtf - I am not looking as a girl and I do not risk heart attack). I underestimated how big fun is to have a stewed balls.

    Also read that after prostitution was liberalized, now was again criminalized.
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    Must admit I felt overdressed at times this year :P

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    She said the event was the “closest thing to the Presidents Club dinner” she had worked at - a reference to the bash attended by politicians and stars where girls were allegedly groped.
    Admittedly, politicians are worse....

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    Wow, out of 100s of girls working there, they've found one that received an "offer" to do another kind of business.

    What a ******.

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    Sarah Harrison sounds like a 'text-book' feminist... Of course one doesn't hear a protesting peep (not a word is uttered) from females like "Sarah", when scantly clad guys are flexing their muscles and tanned bods etc.

    Equality they say... I say BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfeet View Post
    Sarah Harrison sounds like a 'text-book' feminist...
    I think she is hypocrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    Outgoing Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison was none too happy about the large amount of promo girls working ICE Totally Gaming last week in London wearing "little more than swimsuits" and it may cause her organization to boycott the event in the future.
    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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    One only has to take a look at Sarah to see why. A bitter old lady that thinks it's responsible for putting the world to rights.

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    In a press release announcing that ICE was expected to experience growth for a seventh-straight year, Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming, addressed the sexism topic:

    "Our campaign to encourage respectful representation of women began over a year ago, prior to the 2017 edition of ICE. The majority of the senior team at Clarion Gaming is female, and our strategy has been to drive a cultural change, which hopefully has a degree of permanency rather than a proscriptive change.

    While I think we have achieved some success adopting this strategy, moving forward we will be taking a greater degree of control over this important issue and updating our position in partnership with our stakeholders.

    Wherever Clarion Gaming operates in the world, it does so with the support of the industry we set out to serve, and we will be canvassing stakeholders through our Ampersand Think Tank and research initiative that enables us to communicate directly with the industry. Following this process, we will produce an Action Plan of deliverables for wider consultation, and I would ask members of the industry who would like to be part of that process to contact me directly. The Action Plan will apply to all of our brands."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate Chambers
    "Our campaign to encourage respectful representation of women began over a year ago, prior to the 2017 edition of ICE. The majority of the senior team at Clarion Gaming is female, and our strategy has been to drive a cultural change, which hopefully has a degree of permanency rather than a proscriptive change.

    While I think we have achieved some success adopting this strategy, moving forward we will be taking a greater degree of control over this important issue and updating our position in partnership with our stakeholders.

    Wherever Clarion Gaming operates in the world, it does so with the support of the industry we set out to serve, and we will be canvassing stakeholders through our Ampersand Think Tank and research initiative that enables us to communicate directly with the industry. Following this process, we will produce an Action Plan of deliverables for wider consultation, and I would ask members of the industry who would like to be part of that process to contact me directly. The Action Plan will apply to all of our brands."

    Sex sells. Is there a way to short Clarion Gaming?

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    I hate the social engineering from 2018 #metoo feminazis as much as the next person ... but ...

    I'm somewhere in between on this issue, because I do think that the swimsuit girls / glitter girls / card girls that hang around the stands are out of date and a bit pathetic. What is supposed to happen ? "Huuhhh, yeah I'll give you my business card .. cos your real purrty. Huh, huh." .

    Really?! A program that resorts to this tactic is pretty low-rent usually.

    This should change.

    However, there is no doubt that attractiveness sells, which is why we have fashion models and film stars, these are people with exceptional bodies and bone structure and symmetrical faces. SO there is little doubt that front-of-house people will be attractive.

    If I think of the AM's that I've met - 90% of the female AMs would be in the "highly attractive" group - that's so obvious that it's no accident. Where as most of the male AMs are definitely not.

    This will never change.

    So I'm not against seeing attractive people at shows, but let them dress appropriately, and ideally they'd actually be part of your organisation so that we can hold a conversation about the product / program for more than 3 seconds.

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    Well said Gooner, I agree with that completely but you had a better way of saying it...

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    Those models were still too nice and way overdressed for such a shitshow.

    UK affiliate programs & UKGC should together hire cheap, greedy, old, ugly, hardcore SM hookers bc it would be their ideal representation.
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    illuminati behind this 1000% - cunning little sh*ts they are.
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    Because of that Sh**t my wife refuses to let me come to the next conference I kid you not!

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    OK so I'm going to put some home truths out here because I feel like I'm a very open minded person and I don't really find anything offensive - what you see is what you get with me. I am an open book. So I'm not saying this to be offensive, although I think some will take it that way.

    I love our industry. I love the promo girls (not in an "objectifying" way- I actually talk to them and interact because they are real people and are being paid to do a job - that they choose to do by the way). I love the outageousness of our industry.

    Now on the other hand I wanted to comment on this:

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    Really?! A program that resorts to this tactic is pretty low-rent usually.
    Gooner, I'm not directing this specifically at you, just to the thread in general.

    The reason programs do this is because that's what (most) men look at (at conferences). And our industry is majority men. So while we can go on and on about promoting this stigma of scantily dressed women and how wrong it is, if there wasn't a niche for it, it would have no use any more. I don't want to jump on the feminazi train because I am far from it and I fkn hate these feminazis as much as the next person (I think they are ruining EVERYTHING for women) but unless the thought process of men change in regards to these promo girls, companies are still going to use them to bring men to their booths, to get your cards, etc. because it is too easy to manipulate men in that way.

    That might be offensive to some, but it's the truth. Every time you go to a booth because you see a pretty girl standing there wearing nothing, you are being manipulated. Removing promo girls because THAT is what makes our industry conferences "dirty" - I feel like this is the same argument of "she was wearing a short skirt so she was asking to be raped".
    Now THAT is the most ridiculous argument I've ever heard. So what's the solution to THAT problem?

    It's one thing to take the promos girls out because they don't fit in line with the direction our industry is moving in, but it's another to take them out because some people can't control themselves. One of those reasons is logical while the other is solving a problem by putting a bandaid over it.

    I don't hire promo girls because I don't want potential partners to be talking to someone who knows nothing about what we do. If other programs decide to hire them, that is their prerogative. Either way, doesn't bother/offend me in the slightest. I can tell you something though - when I am walking around the conference in jeans and a tshirt trying to hand out my flyers to an affiliate, they don't even look at me and refuse to take it, but a promo girl dressed in nothing can ask someone walking past if they can scan their badge (not even giving a reason for it, or telling them who they work for) and the affiliate has no problems handing it over. So I guess I am the dummy here.
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    The reason programs do this is because that's what (most) men look at (at conferences).
    I have never been to a conference, but now I have a very good excuse that I can insert into autoreply to the half-spams I am getting from my AMs.
    If the conferences are really this way (and I believe they are), then it is not a place for doing business.

    Also: I love to have sex, I love to objectify women and that is exactly why I am personally avoiding to be dragged into situations where sex sells something but not the sex / woman. I prefer to trade sex directly for the good life I am providing.

    I agree with Gooner. This is cheap. If you are stupid enough, you are not buying sex, but crappy and stupid affiliate program that is aiming at crappy affiliates. It is nothing I want to be close to. I do not prefer to sacrifice my money for a promise of sex that never comes with some bored half-sluts.

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    That said banning stupid programs to hire stupid girls to attract stupid affiliates is stupid. But on the other side it can not be avoided at this stage. Now we all will pretend that man and women are equal and have the same abilities and that objectification is some evil, even when it is the basic psychodynamics and we all relate to the other people through objects. The more this nonsense will be pushed, the more power will get the losers from alt-right like Red Pill movement.

    In the end the relationships will be even more confused. Society will be full of gender-confused women and men, who will be absolutely lost in their roles and lives, but they will keep shouting something about freedom and rights on blogs and social networks. That is where the world is heading to and I must believe it has some sense.At least for now it is a mystery.
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