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New features in Playscan 4.2: consumption history

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User research shows that players are concerned about keeping their gambling under control. An important aid for that is to let the player know how much time and money he or she spends on gambling. Playscan’s new feature will help players keep track of their spending by presenting charts on actual consumption of time and […]

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A shorter Self Test: Does not increase completion rate

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Summary: Shortening the 16 statement Self Test within Playscan yields negligible improvement in completion rates. The length of the test is not a problem; players either drop off during the first couple of questions or complete the test.   A recurring concern about Playscan has been that 16 statements to consider in the Self Test […]

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Players benefit from using Playscan

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  Playscan 3 helps at-risk players to reduce their spending on gambling. A previous evaluation determined that players found Playscan to be a useful tool (Griffiths, Wood & Parke, 2009), but a systematic investigation of whether the tool influences players’ gambling behaviours had yet to be conducted. To address this gap we, Dr Richard Wood […]

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Playscan analysis in VLTs at Svenska Spel

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By Svenska Spel introducing mandatory registered play earlier this year, Playscan was able to provide a higher level of understanding about their VLT (Video Lottery Terminal) players. Players who gamble on a VLT machine in Sweden will now be offered a way to keep track of their gambling habits.   – We are very happy […]

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Putting a face on the increased risk player

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Talk by Natalia Matulewicz from WLA / EL conference. Players do not become high risk over night. It’s a process. Quite often a long one with more than enough changes to intervene. But to do so, we must understand what happens during that process. Watch the presentation on Slideshare.

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Can responsibility cut it in the tech world?

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Technical innovation is understood as bringing something new to the market and our minds are set to believe that there is a  “technological fix” for every problem. Making new cars can solve problems with pollution; health problems can be solved with new medicine. Even problems with loneliness can be solved through online dating sites.   […]

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Positive first results from Playscan 4

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Due to good first page exposure and a marketing campaign on the Operators website we saw an increase in the player activity during the beginning of June. We experienced a jump in activations (the amount of visitors was tripled compared with last year). A lot of non-risk players paid attention to Playscan and activated the […]

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Playscan – a system that protects your players

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Operators this is your gut-check moment.  Ask yourself, how well is my organization doing in responsible gaming? Is what we are doing best practice? How are others approaching this? Could we be more effective or cost-efficient? How can we improve? What new ideas we should be considering? Are we missing anything? Are we committed to […]

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Playscan 4.1 is live in Sweden

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The Swedish national state-owned lottery Svenska Spel is the first operator that offers the latest version of Playscan to their players. In striving for a healthy gaming market a good gambling experience includes consumer protection. With Playscan 4.1 the players of Svenska Spel now have a world-class tool in their hands. – Gambling should be […]