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Spain Allocates €1.3m for Research into Gambling Harm, Boosts Prevention Efforts

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Are you keeping up with the critical efforts to understand and mitigate gambling harm in Spain?

Spain’s dedicated gambling authority, the DGOJ, has made a significant move by allocating substantial funds to pivotal research.

With €1.3m earmarked for exploring gambling disorders, there’s a concerted push towards pioneering studies and preventative strategies.

Dive into the details below to learn about the groundbreaking projects set to reshape Spain’s approach to gambling-related issues.

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Main Text: Spain’s regulatory beacon for gambling, the DGOJ, has taken a proactive step by earmarking funding for an array of research projects dedicated to examining gambling harm. This comes in the wake of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs allocating a substantial €1.3m for academic investigations that will delve deeper into understanding gambling disorders.

The tender process, meticulously overseen by the DGOJ’s Evaluation Commission and the state research entity, the AEI, has culminated in the selection of 26 promising projects. The recipients of these coveted grants, including esteemed institutions like the University of Oviedo and University Castilla La Mancha, are tasked with a critical mission. They are to pioneer research focusing on the early detection of gambling risks and behaviors that signify gambling disorders.

Expanding the research scope, the University of the Church of Deusto is set to examine the intersection of gender with risky gaming. Meanwhile, the University of Santiago de Compostela will hone in on the nuances of data and record-keeping practices. The Universidad Complutense of Madrid takes on several projects, notably investigating safeguards for younger demographics and probing the potential overlap between video gaming and gambling.

Earlier this month, further insights emerged as the Ministry of Consumer Affairs unveiled its Prevalence Study of Gambling. Presenting it to public health stakeholders and the Responsible Gambling Advisory Council, the comprehensive study offers a snapshot of gambling’s footprint across Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, derived from a robust sample of 20,000 surveys.

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Findings indicate that a striking 49.5 per cent of the Spanish populace partakes in some form of gambling. Within this demographic, 97 per cent prefer in-person gambling, whereas 6.6 per cent opt for online platforms. A notable 81 per cent of participants reportedly engage exclusively with lotteries.

The insights also shed light on demographic trends, revealing that online gambling prevalence is most prominent among males aged 26-to-35 (23.7 per cent) and 35-to-45 (23.2 per cent). However, it’s the 18-to-25 age group that displays a significant pivot towards online gambling over land-based options, signaling a shift in generational habits.

Tags: #DGOJ, #Spain, #gamblingresearch, #funding, #academicstudies, #gamblingdisorders, #prevention strategies

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SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator Sees 2.6x Surge in Bets: 2023 Report

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In a dynamic year for the iGaming industry, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator has released its 2023 report, offering insights into significant trends and achievements.

Notably, the report reveals a staggering 2.6 times increase in bets participating in jackpots, shedding light on the growing appeal of these mechanics among operators and players alike.

A Year of Remarkable Growth

Throughout 2023, bets participating in jackpots experienced consistent quarterly growth, witnessing a remarkable 165% increase from January to December. By the end of the year, the total value of these bets had surged to an impressive 6.396 billion euros. Moreover, the number of jackpot campaigns witnessed a substantial growth of 3.8 times compared to the previous year, totaling 230 campaigns.

Expanding Reach and Impact

One of the standout achievements of 2023 was the expansion of the Jackpot Aggregator’s footprint. The number of brands utilizing its jackpot solution tripled within the year, culminating in over 70 active brands by year-end. This surge in adoption reflects a heightened level of market trust and interest in the product.

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Introducing the Prime Jackpot Campaign

A significant milestone of 2023 was the introduction of the Prime Jackpot campaign, which debuted in Q4. This innovative feature garnered considerable attention and interest from players across various casinos. The Prime Jackpot campaign allows operators to participate in shared prize pools, ensuring that rewards are drawn from the collective pool rather than from a specific brand operator. This approach not only offers larger rewards to attract more players but also enhances player engagement and loyalty while optimizing operational costs for operators.

Insights from SOFTSWISS

Aliaksei Douhin, Head of SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator, shared his insights into the year’s achievements. He emphasized the noticeable increase in clients and connected casino brands, as well as the growing volume and value of bets in jackpots. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing clients actively embracing the Jackpot Aggregator and recognizing the added value it brings to their brand operations. The solution empowers operators to provide players with enhanced gaming experiences and more enticing winnings. Client feedback is actively collected and analyzed to ensure clients have access to the most sought-after tools and mechanics.

Looking Ahead to 2024

In 2024, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator is set to extend its reach to a wider spectrum of clients. This expansion will be guided by a customized approach, ensuring that each client can tailor the product’s capabilities to meet their specific requirements.

Meet SOFTSWISS at ICE London

The SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator team will be present at ICE London from February 6th to 8th, 2024. They are ready to showcase their latest advancements and engage in discussions with existing and potential clients.

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About SOFTSWISS

SOFTSWISS is a renowned international iGaming company that offers certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. With a dedicated team of over 2000 employees spread across Malta, Poland, and Georgia, SOFTSWISS holds multiple gaming licenses and provides comprehensive iGaming software solutions. Their diverse product portfolio includes the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator featuring thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook software, and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS made history by introducing the world’s first Bitcoin-optimized online casino solution.

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