Mindway AI has signed an agreement with Dora-Schawohl Consulting to collaborate on problem and responsible gambling policies.
The safer gambling software provider has linked with the government relations consultancy firm to leverage each other’s expertise, with a goal to drive forward policy change and research relating to responsible gambling and gambling harm minimization.
The former will deliver its expertise on neuroscience, AI, and human psychology whilst the consultancy will offer its knowledge of the US problem and responsible gambling policy, government affairs, and communications.
Brianne Doura-Schawohl, CEO and Founder of Doura-Schawohl Consulting, said: “I’m so excited to work with such an innovative and respected organization on a global scale. Our work together will broaden the horizons of policymakers in the US and internationally.
“The gambling world needs to constantly evolve and modernize, especially in the areas of harm reduction and prevention, and this partnership will merge principles of data science and global policy expertise to benefit the entire industry.”
As well as helping to develop future policy on RG, the collaboration will see the pair offer their services to online sports betting and casino operators in North America and internationally.
“By integrating our services with one of the most reputable gambling industry consultants, influencers, and lobbyists, we provide an efficient, one-stop ramp-up for companies in the US looking to establish a solid safer gambling framework,” added Rasmus Kjaergaard, CEO at Mindway AI. “I believe this will be a great start of something awesome.”
Mindway AI Business Development Manager Paula Murphy spoke with SBC earlier this year on the impact innovative technologies such as AI can have in reducing the effects of problem gambling.
Specifically, she cited that US regulators are welcoming the introduction and development of AI in tackling the impact of gambling harms and that operators are increasingly on board too.
Murphy explained: “We have noticed a readiness to embrace technology,” she said. “Operators want to get involved and see what they can do in that space. Regulators are also coming up with protection requirements, but there are different approaches state-by-state.”
“Colorado is very outcome-based at the moment, stating that detection is required but not yet going into the nuts and bolts of what operators need to do, whilst New Jersey is more prescriptive around it and encourages a tech-based solution. AI is emerging and will be more important as the North American market develops.”