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As part of Germany’s day of action against gambling addiction, Deutsche Sportwettenverband collaborated with Mindway AI to offer self-testing for players to analyse their gambling behaviour.

Available on the German sports betting association’s homepage, Gamalyze uses neuroscience to look at how players react to certain stimuli and provides them with a score, a risk behaviour assessment, and tips for how to manage their gambling behaviour.

“Gamalyze analyzes the game behaviour under real-world conditions, namely while the player randomly draws cards with which he either wins or loses money,” stated Rasmus Kjaergaard, CEO of Mindway AI.

“Even if it’s just play money, the personal risk of risky gambling behaviour can be determined much better than with classic questionnaires.”

The DSWV noted that while gambling is enjoyed by many, it can carry risks and develop into problematic behaviour, so care must be taken to detect any such future problems as early as possible and take action.

This is why the association is collaborating with Mindway AI, bringing the Gamalyze neuroscience-based self-test to more people, enhancing player protection services in the German market while also identifying risky gambling behaviour “in a scientifically sound and playful way”.

“The DSWV is always working with its members and partners to make legal gambling more attractive for customers,” added Mathias Dahms, President of the DSWV. 

“The fun of the game is what unites us all. Player protection is a central component of this. We are pleased that we can improve player protection in Germany together with Mindway AI and now also make a self-test available to players and interested persons on our homepage.”

Dahms continued: “Gambling has never been as safe for customers in Germany as it is today in the legal market. The gambling and sports betting industry is a driver of innovation in many digital areas – including gambling addiction prevention.”