New app to prevent gambling addiction

Novadic-Kentron, in collaboration with E-ASSYST, agog and Janshen-Hahnraths-Group / Fair Play Casinos (FPC) developed an app for the prevention of gambling problems.

Novadic-Kentron, in collaboration with E-ASSYST, agog and Janshen-Hahnraths-Group / Fair Play Casinos (FPC) developed an app for the prevention of gambling problems. This app is based on the already existing Prof. treatment model Dr. Peeters (Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen).

The app has been developed for a wide range of players and helps players to monitor their gambling and to keep under control. Especially for sensitive addiction player app is a good tool because the player through an intake arrangements with himself about his / her gambling and this agreement lays in the app. The app can also be used as a tool by practitioners, buddies, relatives and prevention and is certainly an interesting system for the gaming industry. Using the app gaming is monitored on the basis of two factors: a simple intake and interim messages.

Brief description of the app

are for the player (if desired anonymous) introduced maximum playing times and amounts of money through the intake. In addition, the player can give permission to approach people in his / her environment, in the case that the upper limits will be exceeded when indicated. A timeout not to gamble a period is also adjustable.

Any amusement arcade in the Netherlands is automatically recognized and go play times walk upon entry. questions to the player and it is, if stipulated in the intake, contacted an employee of the gaming industry, with a buddy or with an experience expert agog. Prevention and linking them conduct supportive and corrective instructions are individualized greatly. Good conduct is aware gaming and rewarded. Risky behavior will be corrected immediately.

In addition to these preventive Email app ASSYST launches an app for self-regulation and treatment of gambling addiction. Also this app has been developed in close cooperation with the aforementioned partners.

Pilot

The app is deployed as a pilot at the moment and rolled out in a number of branches of FPC. From September 2016 to download the E-ASSYST app using the known app stores.

The employees of FPC are trained by Novadic-Kentron to identify problem gambling and recognize.Conversational skills are an integral part of this training. The app is added value for the player and his / her environment, the employees of the gaming industry as well as the staff of addiction treatment institution and the experts of the agog. We strive together to responsible gambling and do our utmost to minimize risks. We see gaming as a shared responsibility, with the player in consultation with qualified employees of the gaming industry and / or buddies and agog his / her game in hand holds. Prevention should be an integral part of business operations.

Source: Gaming in Holland

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