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The Effect and Process of the Safe Gaming System

The introduction of the Safe Gaming System (SGS) marks a paradigm change for the better, in both the technology of gambling and its consumer/patron orientation. This patented invention provides gamblers and gaming operators with the tools to ensure that potentially harmful gambling situations are prevented or minimized.

The system employs modern technology in a clear and understandable fashion, coupled with tested and proven behavioral science related to gambling, for the benefit of those who choose to gamble.

The system assists users to ensure that recreational gambling is kept to a level that is affordable for the individual.

Upon application for an SGS account, individuals may optionally assess their own tendency to develop social, psychological, and/or economic problems associated with inappropriate gambling behavior, and receive instantaneous feedback of the results. During on-line SGS registration, a personal recreational gambling budget is determined and agreed upon, that establishes expenditure and time limits for gambling. The uniqueness of each person's own profile yields the key data to assist in maintaining control over gambling behavior, and to provide personal guidance on a real time basis.

SGS guides each person who registers through a personal budget calculation of affordable limits for recreational gambling. Options allow administering the gambling budget on a monthly basis. Funds budgeted that are not expended in the current period may be carried forward to future periods. Winnings are added to the gambling account balance and losses are deducted. Sophisticated information technology is used to customize each person's own gambling guidelines and needed support features. Tutorials that demystify gambling, and teach how popular games really work, are an integral part of the Safe Gaming System.

SGS employs a secure, active network connected to gaming venues' sites and devices. SGS is linked into gambling activity, including win/lose results, as they occur. The system is programmed to interact with the player upon request or whenever a limit is approached or reached, which indicates a need for the player to take action. Examples of limits are loss amounts and playing time. Examples of actions that may be recommended to the player are to end the gambling session, or to take time out for a "cooling off" period.

The major services provided by the SGS are:

Selected FAQs

Is the SGS anti-gambling or pro-gambling?
A. Neither. The SGS serves customers who choose to gamble. It is designed to prevent them from developing gambling problems themselves, or causing social and economic problems for others, due to in appropriate gambling. The objective to assist in educating and raising awareness of these how issues develop and to abate them through making system resources readily available. The SGS solution applies technology and policy to gambling that essentially adds "input controls" into all legal gambling activities.

What is the SGS' relationship with gaming (gambling) operators?
A. The participation of the gambling industry in eliminating/preventing problem gambling, is crucial to the success of the entire effort. We find that responsible gaming industry organizations do not desire to capitalize on negative behavior nor do they encourage unlawful or underage gambling. Gaming industry leaders realize that the industry as a whole must act in a socially responsible manner, like any other business that desires to be viable in the long run. SGS actively promotes interaction of gaming industry representatives with other stakeholders, including customers, government organizations, researchers, counselors, treatment centers, and the public-at-large.

 

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