Wednesday, 11 March 2020

SkillOnNet Partners With Neccton For New Safer Gambling Tool


Leading casino operator SkillOnNet has partnered with Neccton for a new safer gambling tool.

The news was announced this week when the casino operator, known for famous sites such as PlayOJO Casino, revealed it had partnered with data science specialist Neccton to launch an innovative machine learning Sager Gambling tool to help players avoid developing addictions and other gambling-related harms.

According to SkillOnNet, the tool will be called Mentor and has been developed by Neccton in collaboration with behavioural scientists and psychologists. The tool tracks player data, detects risk patterns, changes in behaviour, and flags any signs of problematic behaviour.

If a player is considered at risk, they will be given personal feedback and tailored communication to prevent harm. This communication is sent to players based on “motivational interviewing”, a counselling approach developed by clinical psychologists William R Miller and Stephen Rollnick.

SkillOnNet hopes that the tool will provide enough nudges to change gambling behaviour and prevent harm from taking place. According to the operator, the tool is being rolled out across its various casino sites including PlayOJO, Lucky Vegas, SlotsMagic, Royal Bet, Slingo, and more.

What They Say

Andy Andrew, the Head of Compliance at SkillOnNet, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have joined forces with Neccton, bringing its state-of-the-art machine learning Safer Gambling tool to our in-house online casino brands and those of our white-label partners.”

Andrew continued, saying: “Safer Gambling is one of the most important aspects of operating in online casino markets and although already very advanced in this area using in-house tools, we are proud to be among the first to adopt and launch innovative technologies.”

Dr Michael Auer, the Director at Neccton, added: “Academic research is at the core of our work. Over the last ten years, we have published more studies than anybody else in the area of player tracking and responsible gaming. We have shown what works and what does not work and are constantly improving our solution based on academic evidence and best practice.”

The news comes just weeks after SkillOnNet announced that it had struck an agreement to operator online casino owned by Blastworks Limited. Under the agreement, SkillOnNet will power the online casino which will be made available in all SkillOnNet licensed jurisdictions.

What’s more, will be provided with the operator’s huge selection of over 3,000 casino games from leading providers such as Microgaming and NetEnt. SkillOnNet’s agreement with was described as “a major new chapter in the Slingo story” by Gaming Realms, the developer behind most Slingo games.