Mindway AI and Germany’s DSWV Offer Safer Gambling Through AI


For the nationwide day of action against gambling addiction 2023, the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), in partnership with Danish safe gambling pathfinders Mindway AI, is providing a self-test on its homepage that gives players the opportunity to have their gambling behaviour analysed.

“Gamalyze analyzes the game behaviour under real-world conditions, while the player randomly draws cards with which he either wins or loses money.

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

At the end of the test, players receive a score, an assessment of their risk behaviour and actionable tips on their gambling behaviour, for example, how to set a budget, taking a break or using winnings to treat themselves.

Based on neuroscientific findings, Gamalyze analyzes how players react to certain stimuli — such as temporary losses or gains.

For millions of people in Germany, gambling is a harmless leisure activity. Sports betting, in particular, is now embedded in society and has become an integral part of the sports experience.

But gambling also carries risks.

A very small proportion of consumers can develop gambling behaviour that is questionable or even problematic.

Gambling addiction is a serious issue and the gambling providers licensed in Germany are always breaking new ground in order to detect an imminent problematic gambling behaviour among their customers at an early stage and to take preventive action against it.

“The DSWV is always working with its members and partners to make legal gambling more attractive for customers,” emphasised 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.”

Innovation in the gambling industry does not only take place in the gambling offerings. Gambling, which is becoming increasingly digital, also offers new and effective tools in the area of player protection.

In addition to software for the early detection of problematic gambling behaviour, Mindway also offers Gamalyze, a neuroscience-based self-test of decision-making in gambling.

In this way, the personal risk for risky gambling behaviour can be identified in a scientifically sound and playful way.

Added Dahms: “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.”

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