March 29, 2023 (Vancouver, BC) — Leading fraud and risk solutions provider GeoComply will fund a two-year research project for the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). The grant will fund research on the long-term effectiveness of voluntary self-exclusion programs used by online and land-based gambling operators.
According to the President of the ICRG, Arthur B. Paikowsky, there is a requirement for additional research to assess the prolonged efficacy of voluntary self-exclusion programs. He stated, “There is a necessity to determine whether enhancing these programs would result in more customer participation and whether this would be beneficial.”
GeoComply Co-Founder and CEO Anna Sainsbury added, “We have been committed to responsible gambling initiatives since forming GeoComply over a decade ago. We need more data to support the industry’s actions around RG, and I am really happy that we can support the ICRG’s research in this important area.”
The following are potential topics for research:
- What is the most effective form of self-exclusion long-term?
- What is the ideal time for exclusion from a gaming property or site?
- What criteria should an operator or the state gaming commission use to decide if a person should be allowed back?
- Is “self-exclusion” a negative term that stigmatizes and stops people from enrolling?
- What is the best method of registering? For example, does registering with security stop people in land-based casinos?
The results of the research will be published in October 2025.
About GeoComply Solutions Inc.
GeoComply provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help verify a user’s true digital identity. Trusted by leading brands and regulators for the past 10 years, the company’s geolocation solutions are installed on over 400 million devices and analyze over a billion transactions every month.
Our award-winning products are based on the technologies developed for the highly regulated and complex US online gaming and sports betting market. Beyond iGaming, GeoComply provides geolocation fraud detection solutions for streaming video broadcasters and the online banking, payments and cryptocurrency industries, building an impressive list of customers, including Akamai, Amazon Prime Video, BBC, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Sightline.
About International Center for Responsible Gaming
The International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) is an organization dedicated to promoting responsible gambling practices worldwide. Its primary mission is to help prevent problem gambling and reduce the harm from excessive gambling. To achieve this, the ICRG engages in a range of activities, such as researching gambling behavior, developing best practices for the industry, and promoting public awareness of the risks of gambling.
The ICRG works closely with governments, regulators, and industry stakeholders to promote responsible gambling policies and practices. Overall, the ICRG plays an important role in fostering a safer and more sustainable gambling industry, and its efforts benefit not only individual gamblers but all of society.
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