Empowering safety: Player Protection Symposium at SBC Summit Barcelona

Player Protection Symposium at SBC Summit Barcelona

SBC Summit Barcelona will present 15,000 delegates with the opportunity to hear unique perspectives from leading operators, regulators and compliance executives, on the crucial subject of player safety, during the ‘Player Protection Symposium’

This will take place during the second core day (Thursday 21 September) of the global betting and igaming show that will be held at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc. 

The conference will present attendees with the resources and strategies to continue innovating in the industry, while ensuring the implementation of effective and meaningful player protection practices.

Delegates can anticipate discussions on the utilisation of data to gain a greater understanding of audience behaviour, the metrics used to measure effective responsible gambling initiatives, the ethical complexities of using artificial intelligence to identify problem gambling behaviours, and more. 

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, said: “Ensuring the safety and well-being of players is paramount to us. As event organisers, we have a responsibility to address the subject of player protection and help facilitate a sustainable and ethical gaming ecosystem. I am extremely proud of the work we have accomplished for the player protection track as we equip industry professionals with the knowledge to prioritise the welfare of players.”

‘The Ethics of AI – a Tool Of Protection Or Harm?’ panel will discuss whether the practical use of AI in the industry creates an ethical concern for player protection. Peter Spiteri (CFO, Malta Gaming Authority), Angelo Dalli (CEO, Umnai), Joseph Borg (Partner, WH Partners), Dan Spencer (Director of Safer Gambling, EPIC Risk Management) and moderator Olga Finkel (Founder and Partner, WH Partners), will debate the benefits and hindrances of using AI to identify problematic player behaviour, as well as highlighting the responsibility operators hold in ensuring ethical and transparent AI use. 

‘Should ‘Path To Play’ Be a Roadmap For Other Regulated Markets?’ will discuss the success of the ‘Path to Play’ programme in the UK and whether it could be replicated in other markets. Guest panellists Dr. Jennifer Shatley (Consulting Partner, RGC), Brigid Simmonds (Chair, Betting and Gaming Council), Rasmus Kjaergaard (CEO, Mindway AI), and Paul Foster (CEO, Crucial Compliance), led by Matt Smith (Head of External Affairs, Betknowmore), will discuss the elements that could be adapted for other markets and explore how to measure the effectiveness of responsible gambling initiatives, and the appropriate success metrics to use. 

In addition, the ‘Betting on Sustainability: The Rise Of ESG In iGaming’ discussion will delve into the progressive ways the igaming industry has adopted environmental, social, and corporate governance factors into business practices.

Sophie Platts (Group Head of Sustainability, Entain Group), Harald Pia (Founder, Oshi Casino), Jordan Lea (CEO, Deal Me Out), Gustaf Hoffstedt (General Secretary, Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), and moderator Shelley White (CEO. RGC) will look into how the igaming industry has shifted its approach to social responsibility, the ways in which wider social attitudes have influenced business operations, and whether brands can be doing more to incorporate wider ESG initiatives.

Other conference tracks on the second day of the agenda include Global Gaming Leaders, Sports Betting Innovation, Casino & iGaming Innovation, Marketing & Media, Payment Innovation and Technology Innovation. 

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