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Gambling research in focus at IAGR2019

George Miller

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Research into gambling behaviour will feature as part of the keynote sessions at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)’s annual conference held in Jamaica, from 30 September to 3 October.

IAGR2019 is the key annual event for gaming regulators, advisors and industry stakeholders. Regulatory thought-leaders, academics and industry experts participate in keynote sessions, presentations and panel discussions over the conference’s four-day program.

Aisling Ni Chonaire from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Jack Wilson from 2CV Research will be presenting at the event to share up-to-date research on the role of behavioural biases in online gambling, as well as what motivates people to gamble.

Aisling leads BIT’s research into gambling behaviour, advising regulators, government departments, and non-government organisations on designing evidence-based policy. Her session will summarise BIT’s work to date and share recommendations for regulators, governments and practitioners.

‘Behavioural biases impact our lives daily, from our food choices to our savings habits (or lack thereof),’ said Aisling.

‘Our e-lives are no exception with these biases manifesting in rapidly evolving ways in online environments. As a result, we are acting more impulsively, taking more short-cuts, and spending less time reflecting on our decisions online.’

Aisling added, ‘While online gambling has grown exponentially over the past decade the same cannot be said of the evidence base outlining what works to protect gamblers online.

‘Over the past two years, BIT has been building this evidence base. As experimental and behavioural science experts, BIT has identified the risky practices that appear on online platforms, mapped the behavioural biases that people are exposed to, and run experiments with operators to increase safer play.’

Jack Wilson is Head of Digital at 2CV Research, working extensively in the gaming sector – both for commercial clients and in the regulatory space. He is currently leading a three-year qualitative research project on behalf of the UK gambling regulator.

‘What motivates people to gamble and how does gambling fit into the day to day life of the average person? This is the key question we set out to answer on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission,’ said Jack.

‘Over the last few months we’ve conducted an extensive program of qualitative and digital research with over 100 people across the UK, exploring what motivates people to gamble and the role it plays in their lives,’ Jack added.

‘We know that asking people “why they gamble” is never simple. A key part of our research involved using digital research tools to capture motivations and triggers for gambling at the point of play.’

Jack and Aisling join IAGR’s impressive speaker lineup and program for IAGR2019. As spaces are limited for this year’s conference, don’t leave it too late to book your spot.

 

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board Appoints Jonathan Gray as CEO of TIU

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The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has appointed Jonathan Gray as the first CEO of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Gray will take up his new role in February 2020. He will report to the independent Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board and work closely with TIU director Nigel Willerton.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with a global sport in tackling issues around corruption and doping. I share the absolute commitment of tennis to achieving the highest standards of integrity and believe passionately in fair and clean sport. It is clear to me that much good work has already been done in this area, and I am looking forward to building on those strong foundations,” Gray said.

Gray is having more than 14 years of experience as a senior partner at specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks. He also had a 20-year career in the British Army, commanding operations in Belfast and Iraq, and also seeing action in the Balkans, Falklands, Canada and Europe.

“Jonny was the outstanding candidate in a very strong and varied field. He shares our determination to create the best, most innovative integrity organisation in sport, and his skills and experience will be vital in helping tennis to realise that ambition,” Jennie Price, independent chair of Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board said.

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TVBET Launches its New Game Lucky6

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TVBET has launched its new game Lucky6 as a part of its global expansion. The well-known classic game is now available at the Demo section on the official website and planning to be added on the partners’ platforms soon.

“Being one of the leaders on the global live-games market TVBET focuses on providing our clients with the most relevant content, and our new Lucky6 is in full accordance with the requirements of the more demanding audience. This game is a madly popular of their genre, and our company has launched it in a highly qualitative live-format, including also adjustable bonuses, promo codes, and jackpots. Today, we’re happy to present the content that will help our partners in reaching their business goals,” Peter Korpusenko, CEO of TVBET said.

Lucky6 is a classic game in which the player is offered 48 numbers, 35 of which are selected randomly. The player is offered to guess 6 balls. The last, sixth, ball brings special fortune to the lucky winner – the winning coefficient depends on the position of his loss.

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PMU Reports French Racing Growth in Q3 2019

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French horse betting company Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has reported consecutive growth quarters for its racing vertical. Chief Executive Cyril Linette revealed that French racing wagers during Q2 and Q3 trading had consecutively grown by 0.5% to €1.9 billion.

Despite a tough opening to 2019 racing (−3.4%), with the PMU reducing its race schedule and revamping its “Quinte+ prognostic” product, PMU governance estimates that French racing will be delivered at −1% wagering for 2019 trading.

“This is proof that the strategy put in place is bearing fruit despite a reduction in supply (−20% of races), even if we do not end the year in growth, for six months we have shown real growth, which is of great satisfaction” Linette said.

Under Linette’s guidance, at the start of 2019, the PMU launched its “revitalisation programme” approved by the operator’s core shareholders of France Gallop and Le Trot Francais.

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