Playtech provides funding support to ICRG research

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Playtech has provided funding support for the International Center for Responsible Gaming and its research programme.

Founded in 1996 and overseen by an independent scientific advisory board comprising leading addiction specialists, the ICRG is a funding source for gambling disorder research and education, with nearly 500 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The centre has recently asked for applicants to participate in research focused on the impact of gambling on under-served groups in the US or Canada, which Playtech is funding to help produce high-quality research in a critical area. 

“We are immensely grateful for Playtech’s donation, which marks a significant step towards improving our understanding of gambling-related health issues among indigenous communities in the US and Canada,” noted Arthur Paikowsky, ICRG President.

“This contribution will greatly enhance the effectiveness of responsible gambling measures and Playtech’s commitment to this cause is commendable and will undoubtedly make a substantial impact in the field of gambling research.”

The ICRG and Playtech stated that the research will also help researchers, policymakers, regulators and the industry “better understand how best to strengthen and enhance player protection amongst the groups in scope for the study”.

Jonathan Doubilet, VP of US Business Operations at Playtech, added: “Playtech is committed to creating a safer gambling environment and is a strong supporter of research that helps reduce gambling-related harm and enhance player protection measures.

“We are delighted to be able to support the ICRG’s research that will help advance player protection for vulnerable groups in the US and Canada.”