Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) was established by Warwick Bartlett in 1998. 

GBGC has established itself as the most credible specialist, independent, international gambling consultancy and operates from the Isle of Man supported by a dedicated research team in Zagreb, Croatia.

With its international focus, GBGC is able to offer clients an additional, independent, perspective acquired via extensive market research, consultancy projects and attendance/presentation at gambling industry conferences worldwide. As a consequence, GBGC can call upon a wealth of knowledge of the UK, European, Australian, North American and Asian gambling markets.

GBGC’s consultancy projects have included: market research, operational reviews, the development of corporate strategies, due diligence, IPOs and the development of regulation on behalf of governments.

GBGC’s typical clients include: gambling operators, state lotteries, gambling software and data suppliers, investment banks, major consultancies and governments/regulators.

In addition to its gambling consultancy, GBGC also publishes specialist gambling reports. These include the comprehensive Global Gambling Report, which covers the gambling regulation and activities of more than 250 jurisdictions on every continent.

Learn more about the various projects that GBGC has undertaken for clients in the gambling industry in the Consultancy Case Studies.

GBGC’s Directors

GBGC’s directors have more than 50 years’ experience in the different aspects of the gambling sector (incorporating operators, trade bodies and GBGC’s previous projects) which they can draw upon to the benefit of GBGC’s clients.

Warwick Bartlett


Warwick has been involved in the gambling industry since 1966, running his family-owned betting shops. He was chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (2001 to 2012) and a member of the Horserace Betting Levy Board (2001 to 2007).
Lorien Pilling


Lorien completed the British Horseracing Board’s graduate scheme in 2002 and worked for William Hill (2004 to 2007) before joining GBGC in 2008. He served as a committee member for the Society for the Study of Gambling between 2006 and 2014.