888, one of the world’s leading online gaming and entertainment solutions providers, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Anthony as its new Responsible Gaming Director.
Andrew will lead the Company’s highly experienced Responsible Gaming team and have oversight of the continuous improvement of 888’s responsible gaming operations, systems and processes to further enhance customer protection. Andrew will report into Yaniv Schwartz, 888’s Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Risk Management.
On a daily basis, 888’s specialist Responsible Gaming team work with 888’s in-house player behavior monitoring tool, Observer, which sits at the heart of the Group’s responsible gaming strategy. The system flags unusual or concerning activity to the team who decide the most appropriate interaction with the customer that will help them make informed decisions about their gambling and, where appropriate, select the right tools to control, limit or prevent their play.
Collaboration with industry stakeholder groups, including regulators, will also be a fundamental part of Andrew’s day to day work. By working together with other operators 888 is committed to further developing safe gambling initiatives and improving industry standards.
Andrew has spent more than 15 years at 888 holding various roles within the finance team, including heading up the Finance Compliance and Applications Unit.
Yaniv Schwartz, SVP Customer Risk Management, said:
“During the course of his career at 888, Andrew has gained numerous insights into the behavior of the Company’s player base. In addition to this, he brings a wealth of quantitative experience and methodology to his new role heading up our Responsible Gaming team.
888 strives to ensure that those for whom our games are not intended will not be drawn into the gaming environment and that those customers who develop a gambling problem are quickly identified and helped. I am looking forward to the successful delivery of the responsible gaming initiatives we have planned and continuing to drive Responsible Gaming culture throughout the organisation.”
Andrew Anthony, new Head of Responsible Gambling, commented:
“I am thrilled to take on this role which is at the center of how 888 operates. In particular, I am looking forward to working together with my industry peers and stakeholders so we can share ideas and promote best practice initiatives.”
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About 888 Holdings Plc:
888 Holdings Public Limited Company (888) is one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers. 888’s mission is to supply its customers with innovative and market-leading online gaming products, above all in a safe and secure environment.
888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry since foundation in 1997, providing to players and B2B partners an always innovative and world-class online gaming experience. At the heart of 888’s business is its proprietary gaming technology and associated platforms.
The Group is structured into two lines of business: B2C, under the 888 brands, and B2B, conducted through Dragonfish, which provides partners a leading platform through which to establish an online gaming presence and monetise their own brands.
888’s consumer facing websites offer more than just online gaming. They are entertainment destinations: places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests. 888’s strong and trusted brands are all accessible through www.888.com.
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