The popular Skill on Net online casino and bingo brand PlayOJO has just released a new tool that is designed to help players stay in control of how much money and time that they spend at the site.
Safe Mate has been developed in collaboration with behavioural psychologists and scientists, and it allows PlayOJO members to look at how much they’ve deposited and staked, as well as how much time they have spent playing over the past 6 months.
Although all UK-regulated gambling operators must employ and use safer gambling policies to check for signs of gambling addiction among their customers and make contact with individuals as necessary, the flags that are used to detect concerning behaviours are not always transparent to the players. Safe Mate, however, aims to educate consumers about problem gambling by allowing them to view their “health score”, and if the system has reason to believe that a player is showing signs of developing a gambling problem, it gives them personal feedback so that they can take action.
PlayOJO also offers its customers a range of other player protection tools such as time limits, deposit limits, and self-assessments. Plus, it carries out affordability checks to ensure that players do not spend more than they can afford.
The company prides itself “on being the fair online casino and bingo site”, and it hopes that by making Safe Mate available to its player base, new and existing members will be able to stay in control of their gambling.
Safe Mate can be accessed via each member’s account page, and it shows both the player’s statistics as well as how their data compares to other PlayOJO customers. Players can also see their own risk score and enable push notifications via supported browsers to keep themselves informed of any concerning activity.