Conscious Gaming appoints members to newly created advisory board

Conscious Gaming has announced the creation of an advisory board, as the independent philanthropic organisation established by GeoComply strives to deepen its commitment to responsible gaming effectiveness.

The group states that the move is made as it aims to continue to build scale and deepen its commitment to utilising advanced technology to strengthen responsible gaming and exclusion programs across the igaming and sports betting industries in the US.

Members appointed to the advisory board include Brett Abarbanel PhD, director of research at the International Gaming Institute at UNLV; assistant professor at William F Harrah College of Hospitality; and research affiliate at the University of Sydney

“Gambling in the US is going through massive growth, in which platforms compete to create the most appealing digital gambling experiences,” said Dr Abarbanel. 

“I value the opportunity to assist Conscious Gaming in applying their vast, advanced technological knowledge to a variety of important social responsibility initiatives in the gambling space, with the shared goal of developing a sustainable environment.”

Further members include Debi LaPlante PhD, director of the division on addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Kahlil Philander, PhD, assistant Professor of hospitality business management at Washington State University.

Conscious Gaming’s advisory board will guide efforts to build technical solutions based on evidence-based research to better help people deal with gambling-related problems and provide the industry with preventative tools.

“In order to shape our initiatives and achieve our goals, it is imperative we collaborate with leading academic organisations and stakeholders dedicated to responsible gaming policy and the prevention of problem gambling,” explained Anna Sainsbury, Conscious Gaming trustee

“We are honoured these incredibly accomplished individuals have agreed to come aboard and help us tackle the challenges in front of us. 

“Individually, they are among the best in the world, and combining their talents and expertise on the Conscious Gaming board can open up tremendous opportunities for us to pursue in the future.”