Promoting Digital Wellbeing
Playtech recognises that the public health concerns associated with gambling related harm, particularly mental health impacts, have risen up the public agenda. In 2018 and continuing in 2019, Playtech commissioned independent research to better understand how digital technology, data and analytics can make a positive difference at the intersection of gambling, online life, and mental health. As part of this work, we are engaging with a wide range of organisations to explore opportunities for collaboration, research and interventions.
We also outlined an intent to contribute expertise, research and an investment of £5 million in five key areas over the next five years which will be: • Offering preventative education • Supporting capability-building of frontline staff and support organisations • Building skills of frontline workers in the gambling sector and in healthcare • Catalysing innovative digital solutions • Leveraging research, data and AI to deliver insights and solutions.