Saturday, 16 November 2013

New research from Bet Buddy and GTECH: Analysis of demographic and behavioural data from internet gamblers and those who self-exclude

We are very happy to announce that the latest output from Bet Buddy's and GTECH's research collaboration will be published in the Journal of Gambling Studies. This new peer-reviewed paper focuses on self-exclusion as one of the main responsible gaming interventions, and is split into three sections. Firstly, it sets out a three tier model for assessing at-risk gambling behaviours which examines player exhibited, declared and inferred  behaviour. This is an important model that we will be building on in our research projects during 2014 and beyond. Secondly, the paper presents a literature review relating to who self-excludes and whether self-exclusion is effective. Finally, it reports the results of an analysis of the exhibited behaviour of internet self-excluders as sampled from a research cohort of over 240,000 internet gaming accounts self-excluders.

Bet Buddy will be presenting the research outputs during the New Horizons in Responsible Gaming conference in Vancouver in January 2014, hosted by British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Simo Dragicevic, Bet Buddy CEO, will also be participating in a panel discussion titled Player Behaviour Panel Presentation: What Have We Learned from “Big Data” in Responsible Gaming? Does it Change the Way We Play?

Bet Buddy and GTECH have been collaborating on research into responsible gaming since 2011. This latest paper has been co-authored with  Dr. Jonathan Parke, Christian Percy and Aleksandar Kudic from GTECH. Previous research published by Bet Buddy, GTECH and City University London analysed casino data in relation to high risk behavioural markers and was published in International Gambling Studies.