Schedule

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  • Responsible Gaming Conference

    September 20, 2017

  • 09:30 - 09:45
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  • 09:45 - 10:00

  • 10:00 - 10:15

  • 10:15 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    There are many different factors involved in how and why people develop problems with gambling (e.g., individual characteristics, situational characteristics). One such set of factors concerns the structural characteristics of gambling (i.e., the elements and components of the games themselves such as stake size, jackpot size, prize structure, game speed, near misses, etc.). This talk briefly overviews the key structural characteristics in the acquisition, development and maintenance of gambling and problem gambling and examines the implications of these characteristics for responsible gambling and the prevention of problem gambling.

  • 11:45 - 12:20
    Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Jonathan Parke will provide a fresh perspective on how industry-held player data can be utilised to better understand problematic play in internet gambling and how this can help to drive new ideas for responsible gambling strategies. He will present the very latest findings from a study commissioned by GambleAware using ‘small data analytics’ carried out in collaboration with Kindred. As part of this discussion, Dr. Parke will propose an emerging theory on how winning can affect risky behaviour among problem gamblers and critically examine the potential implications of this research for minimising risk and maximising fun for consumers.
    Industry Session

  • 11:45 - 12:20
    The Young Gamblers Education Trust (known as YGAM) is a UK-Registered Charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling or social gaming. YGAM delivers this social purpose by (i) training teachers and practitioners to embed its accredited and quality-assured educational programme in to a wider curriculum around digital resilience and e-safety for young people and (ii) employing psychology students to embed the programme within the student services provision at UK universities. Dr Margaret Carran from City Law School in London will share her evaluation of the effectiveness of the YGAM programme and Lee Willows, Chief Executive and Anne Evans, Trustee will share their motivations for founding YGAM and its future vision.
    Treatment Session

  • 12:20 - 12:55
    Industry Session

  • 12:20 - 12:55
    Treatment Session

  • 12:55 - 13:30
    The panel will discuss a number of topics relating to the role of the regulator in the Responsible Gaming area. Regulatory challenges in the UK, Malta and other European jurisdictions will also be explored. Main speakers will be Michele Magro (Senior advisor to the Malta Gaming Authority ) and Helen Venn (Programme Director at the Gambling Commission responsible for the Compliance function )
    Industry Session

  • 12:55 - 13:30
    As a society, we struggle to understand what gambling addiction really is all about. We puzzle over why someone would choose to waste precious money and time gambling when it is obvious they should cut their losses and walk away. Is it greed or stupidity that drives their choices? What makes anyone choose gambling as a drug of choice? Why do women who become addicted favour different gambling products to men when craving their fix? Liz Karter answers these frequently asked questions by making sense of the seemingly crazy choice to keep gambling at all costs.
    Treatment Session

  • 14:30 - 15:30
    Panel: Ian Semel, Frankie Graham, John Hartson, and Paul Sciberras