Player protection and responsible gambling are the main topics at the SBC Summit Barcelona

Hundreds of professionals will gather at SBC Summit Barcelona to share their gambling harm prevention strategies and help improve the industry’s understanding of the complex subject of responsible gambling.

Companies like Mindway, DealMeOut, YGAM, Betknowmore, FEJAR, Gordon Moody, GamCare, Gamban, and Epic Risk Management will be exhibiting in the dedicated ‘Player Protection’ area to share their experience designing and implementing responsible gambling strategies.

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, said: «We have built a separate ‘Player Protection Stage’ to host discussions on the ever-important issue of problem gambling. The industry needs to remain vigilant in educating itself on harm prevention strategies, especially given the highly-fragmented ecosystem we’re experiencing.»

Rasmus Kjærgaard (CEO, Mindway AI) will present how operators can leverage artificial intelligence to support player protection via the ‘virtual psychologist’ approach. He will also expand on how US operators can leverage the experience of the European regulated markets for problem gambling prevention.

Another panel session will focus on the challenges faced by US operators striving to achieve the perfect balance between player protection and growth in an environment where everyone is jostling for market supremacy. Bill Pascrell III (Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group), Alan Feldman (Distinguished Fellow, Responsible Gaming, UNLV | Senior Advisor, MGM Resorts International), Dan Spencer (Director of Safer Gambling, EPIC Risk Management), Brianne Doura-Schawohl (Founder & CEO, Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC) and Jaime Debono (Managing Director, iGaming Academy) will be among the speakers covering the topic.

Shelley White (CEO, Responsible Gambling Council), Warren Russell (Founder & CEO, W2), Šimon Vincze (Sustainable and Safer Gambling Lead, Casino Guru), and Matthew Hickey (CEO, Gordon Moody) will share their views on the prospect of compulsory affordability checks in certain European jurisdictions, viewed by some as detrimental to player safety and an incentive to unlicensed operators. 

Maarten Haijer (Secretary General, EGBA), Morten Ronde (Founder & Managing Director, Nordic Gambling), David Foster (Director of International Regulatory Affairs, Entain), Ievgeniia Derbal (Chief Legal Officer, Parimatch Tech), Robert Zammit (Partner, WH Partners) will discuss the toughening of regulations that could signal the end of the gambling liberalization era. 

The speakers will also discuss the Review of the UK Gambling Act 2005 and how it disrupted the terms of play in the UK gambling markets and how operators deal with further regulatory adjustments.

SBC Summit Barcelona is taking place between September 20-22. Get your full access pass to SBC’s biggest-to-date event for €495.

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