Prominent iGaming operator Kindred Group has announced that it is currently hosting the Sustainable Gambling Conference for a sixth consecutive year featuring a particular focus on how firms can implement safer and more responsible gambling practices.
The Swedish firm used an official press release to detail that the virtual event is currently taking place via the domain at SustainableGambling.com featuring the Safer Gambling: A Shared Responsibility tag-line. The operator moreover stated that the online discussion is seeking to bring together ‘experts from inside and outside of the industry’ to discuss the crucial element of determining how firms may ‘offer a thrilling gambling experience that is also safe and responsible.’
Stockholm-headquartered Kindred Group is responsible for a plethora of iGaming domains including 32Red.com, Bingo.com and MariaCasino.com and explained that those participating in the Sustainable Gambling Conference will be able to hear from a host of internationally-renowned speakers including Dr Mark Griffiths, a behavioral addiction expert at Nottingham Trent University. The company disclosed that further participants are to encompass Janne Elvelid, Head of Public Policy Sweden and Finland for Facebook, in addition to economic psychology researcher Nurit Nobel.
Maris Catania serves as the Responsible Gaming and Research Head for Kindred Group and she used the press release to divulge that the Sustainable Gambling Conference is to be moderated by Christopher Gilham and Ryan Pitcher, co-hosts of the All Bets Are Off gambling addiction podcast, and will moreover encompass a panel discussion featuring representatives from the gambling regulators of Malta, Sweden, Denmark and France.
Read a statement from Catania…
“This year’s line-up of speakers is extraordinary. We have a very wide spectrum of experts from inside and outside the industry. It is truly important that we all learn from others’ sectors so as to better ensure consumer protection.”
Kindred Group, which recently pulled out of the Dutch iGaming market in order to seek an official license, went on to assert that the Sustainable Gambling Conference will additionally ask attendees to consider several crucial questions such as how entities from inside and outside of the industry can work closer, what can be learned from other sectors and whether sustainable gambling is a ‘myth or reality.’ The operator pronounced that all of this is to be supported by contributions from itself and representatives of the Netherlands Online Gambling Association, Tin Fonder, Trustly, Epic Risk Management, TalkBanStop, Bonnier News, Bournemouth University and the European Gaming and Betting Association.
Catania’s statement read…
“The Sustainable Gambling Conference started six years ago when we joined forces with the local treatment center in Malta, the Foundation for Social Welfare Services. The aim has always been to have a unique set of speakers and discuss the very important topics that, at times, are left ignored. This conference is a platform to give a voice to all involved in gambling and allows a collaborative framework for future work.”