|SafeBet, a non-profit organization dedicated to fairness and responsibility in online gambling has announced the launch of the Safe@play Partners Program, which they intend to use to set standards of practice amongst the online gaming fraternity. |
SafeBet was originally started by a group of software developers in 1998 who dedicated themselves to answering the eternal question- is online gambling fair? By investigating the results of software on online casinos they reached the conclusion that online casinos were fair, but increasingly open to manipulation and malpractice.
The organization concluded that there needed to be regular testing of all online casinos to ensure security for the user. The Safe@play Partners Program is Safe Bet’s answer to the problem of online gaming fraud.
The program was developed by Game Planit Interactive Corp. and Problemgambling.com, who are introducing a new site this Autumn which will offer a suite of responsible gaming products to both online and traditional gaming organizations.
Roger Horbay, President of Game Planit said about Safeplay, “The program is available now to all gaming operators. It allows players to self-identify problem gambling behaviors and if they are at risk of developing a gambling problem.”
Safeplay is based on research concentrating on a ‘harm reduction’ approach to problem gaming with the emphasis on solving problems. Players at online gambling sites would be able to access the Safe@play program through a hyperlink from a logo on their site.
SafeBet hope that this new program will help to minimize the risk to players and reduce problems with gambling addiction and other related problems.