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New thesis shows that Playscan is most commonly used by players with a higher risk of experiencing gambling problems

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In the thesis “The use and experience of responsible gambling tools: An explorative analysis of user behaviour regarding a responsible gambling tool and the consequences of use” David Forsström explores different aspects of the use, experience and functions of Playscan.  The thesis shows that Playscan is most commonly used by players with a higher risk […]

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New study on how the responsible gambling tool Playscan is used

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In the article “Usage of a responsible Gambling tool: a descriptive analysis and latent class analysis of user behavior” PhD student David Forsström from the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, studied how players are using Playscan. He examined the Playscan 3-data of 9 528 online gamblers who used the tool voluntarily and investigated if there […]

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Presenting Playscan Research

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Phd student David Forsström presenting results from his studies at SNSUS conference and at the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University.   In the first study (to be presented at Stockholm University) user behavior was analyzed  and the main finding was the identification of  five distinct classes of users: Very high usage, high usage, advice users, […]

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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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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 – the subject of a newly started PhD dissertation

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David Forsström, psychologist from Stockholm, Sweden, will write his PhD dissertation about Playscan. The project will run for four years, supervised by Professor Per Carlbring – and the Playscan Team are happy that the project now has its beginning.   The study is planned and divided into five different part-studies; ranging from investigating how Playscan […]

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Self-evaluation directs us to prepare our next performance

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Playscan is technology, data and behavioural sciences all together in one solution and continuous improvements require systematic evaluation.   Therefore, during 2013 we invest heavily in evaluation of the product with two external evaluations:   Dr Richard Wood, psychologist and director of GamRes Limited (Montreal, Canada), Dr Richard Wood is with his experience within the field […]