Rutgers To Partner With Playtech, Kindbridge On Problem Gambling
Playtech has provided a grant to fund the launch of a research study with Kindbridge Research Institute to create a teletherapy model for gambling and gaming disorders. The Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University will build the model independently. Casino operators, nonprofit groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and state regulators are invited to participate in the program.
Kindbridge is the first treatment agency in the U.S. that is exclusively focused on problem gambling. Playtech Academy’s team will help Kindbridge therapists digitize its content. The research will take 18 to 24 months. The goal is to help the Kindbridges “pioneer the next generation of gambling treatment, services and support in U.,S”
Kindbridge announced a partnership with HIPnation last month. HIPNation customers will have access to gambling and gaming teletherapy through their existing primary care plans for a small increase in monthly premiums. Kindbridge launched a series of educational videos in May in conjunction with Entain Foundation and Game Quitters to help eSports players identify when they become at-risk players.