Australia addresses responsible gaming

Australia is carrying out a research to implement new technology that would prevent problem gambling.

Australia.- The CQ University in Australia is reinforcing the government’s probe on gaming industry with a research to prevent problem gambling. The institution seeks to create a new technology that would study players’ habit and would warn operators about problem gambling behaviour. The study is carried out whilst authorities are implementing new restrictions against gaming operations.

According to CalvinAyre, the University’s research team is studying an algorithm to collect gaming data and identify different players’ habits on iGaming platforms. The results would help operators to learn about customer’s problem gambling behaviour, and therefore, prevent and attend the person’s addiction.

The end of online gaming activity in Australia could be near as legislators have agreed on passing the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, introduced last year by Human Services Minister Alan Tudge. The bill could prohibit “services under the IGA include online casino-style gaming services of chance or mixed skill and chance, such as blackjack, roulette and poker, which are played for money or anything else of value. Wagering and lotteries are permitted under limited circumstances.”

Meanwhile, the Maltese gaming company Kindred Group, which operates the renowned sports betting platform Unibet, has joined the anti-problem gaming tendency and signed an agreement with two experts on the issue, Neccton director Michael Auerand Nottingham Trent University professor Mark Griffiths. The company would implement new responsible gaming policies under the experts’ administration.