Pavilion Payments, a leading omnichannel payments provider for the gaming industry, is showing its support for responsible gambling by partnering with the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG). The company will be providing financial support to a research initiative led by Dr. Michael J.A. Wohl, a renowned researcher and professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. The goal of this initiative is to develop effective tools that promote responsible gambling practices.

Christopher Justice, the CEO of Pavilion Payments, emphasized the company’s commitment to ethical practices within the gaming industry. He stated, “We believe in the potential of Dr. Wohl’s research to reshape the gaming landscape by promoting responsible gambling practices.”

The research funded by Pavilion Payments will build upon previous findings that suggest preemptive limit-setting tools are more effective in reducing problem gambling compared to suggestion-based alternatives. This investment aims to provide industry leaders with evidence-based insights into play management systems.

Arthur Paikowsky, the President of ICRG, expressed gratitude for the generous grant and highlighted the shared objective of prioritizing player well-being. He commented, “This grant will empower us to conduct groundbreaking research that informs responsible gambling initiatives.”

The research initiative includes two prospective studies and two experiments that aim to evaluate attitudes towards preemptive limit-setting tools, identify player characteristics, and assess the real and perceived impact on behavior. Additionally, the research will explore the efficacy of incentivizing the use of preemptive limit-setting tools and leveraging access through loyalty programs and player-account data provided by operators.

Overall, Pavilion Payments’ support for the ICRG’s research initiative demonstrates a dedication to responsible gambling practices and a commitment to shaping the future of the gaming industry.

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