888 Holdings, the London Listed company has announced its promotion of Andrew Anthony, who will become the lead person in its lead player protection efforts, as he becomes the new Responsible Gaming Director of the company. The new Responsible Gaming Director, Andrew Anthony, is going to oversee the progressing improvement of the player protection operations of 888, its processes and systems as the new head of the system. He is going to report directly to the head of customer Risk Management and Senior VP, Yaniv Schwartz.
The Operations of the Responsible Gambling Team at 888
The Responsible Gambling Team of the operator uses Observer, which is a proprietary monitory tool for the players’ behavior. Its purpose is to flag any concerning or unusual activity to the gaming responsibility team. The team will then have the task to decide on the best way to respond and interact with the customer. In addition to managing the Observer system and the team, Anthony is also going to collaborate with the different market stakeholder groups, as well as the regulating entities so that they can improve the standards of the industry, and developer safer initiatives for responsible gambling.
Andrew Anthony Career at 888
Andrew Anthony has spent over fifteen years at 888, where he held a variety of roles in the finance team. These roles included leading the finance application and compliance unit. During his career through the years at 888, he managed to gain insight into the Company’s player base’s behavior, as Yaniv Schwartz stated. Plus, he also has a great wealth of quantitative methodology and experience that he will bring to his new role as the head of the responsible gaming team.
888 is always striving to make sure that the players who are not intended to play their games, do not find themselves drawn into the gaming environment. They also strive to make sure that any customers of 888 who show any problem gambling behaviors are quickly helped after identification. Lastly, he stated that he is looking forward to a successful delivery of the new responsible gaming initiatives that they planned, and to continue driving responsible gambling culture in the organization.
Anthony commented on his new positions that he is thrilled to take the role that he described as the center of the operations of 888. In particular, he stated that he is looking forward to working with his industry peers, and the stakeholders so that they can share ideas and work on promoting the most effective initiatives.
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