EROGamb Workshop: A Charter for Sharing Data and Supporting Responsible Gambling

The team of the EROGamb project, funded jointly by GambleAware and Bournemouth University, organised a national workshop on Wednesday, 25 April 25 2018, to gather opinions and feedback on the EROGamb mission, architecture and progress.

The workshop discussed the first version of the EROGamb Charter which sets out the principles and commitments for gambling operators to adopt about empowering responsible online gambling parties through real-time online gambling-related data. The Charter calls for gambling operators to share these data with gamblers and their surrogate software or counsellors in an automated and real-time style with the aim of empowering responsible gambling and the treatment and prevention of problem gambling. The discussion revolved around the data to be shared, the modalities for sharing and the common grounds for all parties and stakeholders involved in the process.  The EROGamb Charter, as well as the types of data, will be made publically accessible soon. The EROGamb mission has been published in the Research Challenges in Information Science’s 2018 conference in:

George Drosatos, Fotis Nalbadis, Emily Arden-Close, Victoria Baines, Elvira Bolat, Laura Vuillier, Theodoros Kostoulas, Sonia Wasowska, Maris Bonello, Jane Palles, John McAlaney, Keith Phalp and Raian Ali. Empowering Responsible Online Gambling by Real-time Persuasive Information Systems. Twelfth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS’18), May 29-31, 2018, Nantes, France.

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EROGamb Workshop, 25th April 2018

Executive Business Centre, Lansdowne Campus, Bournemouth University (BU)

7th floor Lecture, 89 Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8EB, UK

Arrival and Registration: 9:00 – 9:30, Welcome Coffee
First Session: 9:30 – 11:00, The EROGamb Project

  • Keith Phalp. Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology. The opening of the Workshop.
  • Clare Wyllie (GambleAware): GambleAware Research and Evaluation 2016-2019 (10 min)
  • Raian Ali (BU, Project Lead): The EROGamb vision and progress so far (15 min)
  • Chris Rogers (The Gambling Commission): Gambling Commission’s Strategy and Feedback on EROGamb (10 min)
  • Victoria Baines (Oxford Internet Institute & BU): EROGamb GDPR and Transparency (15 min)
  • George Drosatos (BU): EROGamb software demonstration (15 min)
  • Emily Arden Close (BU): Gamblers Perception of EROGAmb: Interviews Study  (10 min)
  • Bridgette Bewick / John McAlaney (University of Leeds / BU): The use of data in a context of goal setting and social norms (15 min)
Coffee break: 11:00-11:15
Second Session: 11:15 – 12:35

  • Raian Ali ( BU): Presenting the EROGamb Charter (10 min)
  • Shamal Faily (BU): EROGAmb Security and Privacy by Design (10 min)
  • Gerda Reith (University of Glasgow): EROGamb: sociological perspective on trends in Online and Mobile gambling (15 min)
  • Terry White (Ex-Gambler): Commenting on the EROGamb Charter from Ex-Gamblers Perspective (10 min)
  • Theodoros Kostoulas (BU): Affective Computing and Gambling (10 min)
  • Elvira Bolat (BU): Customer Trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (10 min)
  • Tessa Corner (StreetScene Addiction Recovery): EROGamb from Rehab Centre / Counsellor perspective (10 min)
Lunch: 12:35-13:30
Third Session: 13:30 – 15:00, The EROGamb Manifesto

  • Marcin Budka (BU): Data Analytics and what EROGamb data can enable us to do for Gambling Awareness and Change (10 min)
  • John McAlaney / Raian Ali ( BU): A brief talk mainly about setting us the scene for the interactive session about the EROGamb Charter  (10 min)
  • Focus Group / Brain Storming / Finalizing the Charter (70 min)
Fourth Session: 15:00 – 16:00, Coffee and Networking