Tag Archives: Dr Mark Griffiths

Entain invests in enhanced protections for interactive entertainment audience

Entain Plc is planning on improving safety and support structures of its interactive entertainment projects as the company aims to implement lessons learned in other sectors to safeguard the growth of its wider customer base. Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the Group plans to build on work initiated with partners in the US to help video gaming and esports players …

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National Lottery contest set to narrow as Sugal & Damani reportedly withdraws

Sugal & Damani, the Indian lottery operator which has been participating in the fourth UK National Lottery licence competition, will reportedly withdraw from the bidding contest, according to The Telegraph. If the firm does withdraw its bid, four participants will remain in the competition – incumbent operator Camelot, former adult magazine publisher Richard Desmond, Italy’s Sisal and Allwyn, the UK …

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Komarek eyes Sazka IPO as National Lottery judgement looms

KKCG Group owner Karel Komarek is interested in launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Sazka Group gambling asset, with London touted as a potential listing location, According to Bloomberg. KKCG, the holding group behind Sazka, is allegedly working with advisers on an IPO of the international lottery operator, which could take place in the second half of 2021 …

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David Craven joins Allwyn to digitise National Lottery approach

David Craven is set to take the reins at Allwyn, the UK brand of European lottery provider Sazka Group, ahead of the National Lottery bidding contest.  Craven’s experience at digitising gambling-related businesses was a key factor behind his success as a candidate, having previously served as Managing Director of The Tote and CEO of World Gaming, as well as being …

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Treatment expert Dr Mark Griffiths backs Allwyn as next steward of the National Lottery

Renowned academic, Dr Mark Griffiths an expert in addictive behaviours and treatment of problem gambling disorders, has joined the advisory board of Allwyn – the UK enterprise of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group seeking to become the next steward of the National Lottery. Griffiths who leads the Behavioural Addiction unit at Nottingham Trent University, will serve as lead advisor to …

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Entain launches data driven player protection initiative

Entain, the holding company behind Ladbrokes and Coral, has launched the initial stage of a new player protection initiative based on data and analytics. The new preventative approach has been named ARC (Advanced Protection and Care), and has used behavioural indicators to identify players potentially at risk. The firm is now developing models using more than three times the previous …

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GVC seeks scientific edge with Dr Griffiths appointment as Safer Play advisor

GVC Holdings has appointed distinguished behavioural addiction expert and gambling psychologist Dr Mark Griffiths as a strategic advisor on player protections and the development of the firm’s ‘safer play’ technologies. Dr Griffiths, who leads gambling addiction research for Nottingham Trent University, will be tasked with auditing GVC’s group-wide policies, procedures and protocols with regards to developing safer gambling environments for …

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Kindred commissions research project into Responsible Gambling Practices

Updating the market, Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has announced that it has commissioned two leading international researchers to investigate ‘gambling practices using anonymized customer data’ from its corporate assets. The study which has been commissioned for a period of three years, will seek to gain industry insight into player profiles, and user journey and interaction with Kindred …

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Code Of Conduct Set to Tackle Problem Gambling

The recent government  debate and increased media coverage regarding problem gambling, the  promotion and advertising of betting and gambling services and the expansion of UK betting shops has triggered the UK gambling industry to launch a code of conduct in order to tackle issues and concerns effecting the industry and its customers. As of March 1, the UK gambling commission …

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