14th December 2022, The project, led by the Erasmus University Rotterdam in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, is based on the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and resources. It will build a comprehensive responsible gambling framework, to examine how best to tailor tools to customers' individual needs, risk levels and behaviour patterns.
The 4-year project titled, 'A Safe Bet: design and evaluation of a player-tailored online responsible gambling promotion framework', will involve the Universities working closely with Playtech and Holland Casino. It aims to develop and evaluate new tools for online Responsible Gambling (RG) by developing and testing high-quality, evidence-based tailored interventions and RG tools in a live setting, marking a hugely significant milestone for responsible gambling as the requirements for the gambling industry to promote safer gambling practices and provide greater customer protection increase.
Shimon Akad, COO at Playtech: "We are investing in data analytics and digital solutions to promote responsible gambling and deliver solutions to reduce gambling-related harm. While there are already tools to help customers gamble safely, we want to significantly improve the effectiveness and use of these tools amongst customers. We believe the best way to achieve this goal is to work collaboratively with academic experts who can identify and evaluate new approaches based on scientific theory. The goal of this research collaboration is to develop a range of effective tools and interventions that can be shared with all stakeholders and adopted by industry and regulators globally."
Malinda Miener, Chief Compliance Officer of Holland Casino: "Responsible gambling is essential for us: without it, we would not be able to operate. Through our joint efforts we can develop new responsible gambling tools which are based on data and science. This is important because it makes our policies and tools on prevention better. As an online gambling operator, we see it as our duty to prevent players from becoming problem players – we don't want to earn money from them. With scientific data on our side, we can make sure we use the right intervention at the right time for the right player."
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling technology industry with c.6,600 employees across 26 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company delivering business intelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry's most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming company in online and retail in Italy.
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