Friday, 22 June 2012

2012 NCRG Conference on Gaming Disorders

Bet Buddy co-founder and gaming researcher Simo Dragicevic will be presenting the latest research findings from Bet Buddy's research collaboration with GTECH G2 at the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) conference at G2E in September/October 2012. For more than a decade, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction has provided a unique forum where all stakeholders in the field of gambling disorders and responsible gaming come together to discuss the latest research, share best practices and explore real-world applications for new scientific findings. The 2012 conference will include presentations from some of the world's leading academics in the field of gambling addiction and research, including Dr. Marc Potenza (Yale University School of Medicine) and Dr. Robert Ladouceur (Emiritus Prof. of Psychology, Laval Universities), to name but two.

Simo will be presenting findings from Bet Buddy's research programme and will be specifically focusing on self-exclusion theory and also self-exclusion prediction, drawing on the findings from the statistical analysis of actual internet gaming data from casino and poker players from European regulated markets. Simo will also explain how such research is being applied practically in the gaming industry by demonstrating how predictive analytics software solutions work in practiceThere is also a panel discussion on Regulating Responsible Gaming on the Internet, where Bet Buddy will be joined by gaming industry leaders Mark Lipparelli (Chairman, Nevada Gaming Control Board), Mitch Garber (CEO Caesars Interactive Entertainment) and Clive Hawkswood (CEO, Remote Gambling Association). More information about the conference can be found at the following link.