Mindway AI and DSWV Offer Self-Test for Players
GERMANY (September 27, 2023) — For the nationwide action day against gambling addiction in 2023, the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), in cooperation with Mindway AI, is making a self-test available on its homepage that gives players the opportunity to have their gambling behavior analyzed.
Rasmus Kjaergaard, CEO of Mindway AI, explains the principle:
“Gamalyze analyzes gambling behavior under real-life conditions, namely while the player randomly draws cards with which he either wins or loses money. Even if it’s only play money, the personal risk for risky gambling behavior can be determined much better this way than with classic questionnaires.”
At the end, players receive a score, an assessment of their risk behavior, and actionable tips on how to play: For example, setting a budget, taking a break, or using winnings to treat themselves to something. Gamalyze analyzes how players react to certain stimuli – such as interim losses or wins – based on neuroscientific findings.
For millions of people in Germany, gambling is a harmless pastime. Sports betting in particular has arrived in the middle of society and is firmly part of the sports experience. But gambling also involves risks: A very small proportion of consumers may develop gambling behavior that is questionable or can even be described as problematic. Gambling addiction is a serious issue, and gambling providers licensed in Germany are constantly finding new ways to identify impending problem gambling behavior among their customers at an early stage and take preventive action against it.
Mathias Dahms, President of the DSWV, says:
The DSWV is always working with its members and partners to make legal gambling more attractive for customers. It is the fun of gambling that unites us all. Player protection is a central component of this. We are pleased that we are improving player protection in Germany together with Mindway AI and can now also provide players and interested individuals with a self-test on our homepage.
Innovation is not only taking place in the gambling industry when it comes to gambling services. Gambling, which is becoming increasingly digital, also offers novel and effective tools in the area of player protection. One of the global leaders in this field is the Danish company Mindway AI, partner of the German Sports Betting Association. In addition to software for the early detection of problem gambling behavior, it offers Gamalyze, a self-test of gambling decision-making based on neuroscience. This allows the personal risk of risky gambling behavior to be identified in a scientifically sound and playful way.
Mathias Dahms is convinced:
Gambling has never been as safe for customers in Germany as it is today in the legal market. The gambling and sports betting industry is an innovation driver in many digital areas – including the prevention of gambling addiction.
SOURCE: German Sports Betting Association (DSWV).Tags: German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), Self-Test for Players