NEW PAPER: using machine learning to predict gambling problems on the BC PlayNow platform

Congratulations to Stephanie Finkenwirth and Kent Macdonald, who have lead this data science project using data from the BCLC’s PlayNow platform.

Published in International Gambling Studies, we apply machine learning to 1 year of online gambling transactions from the eCasino (online slot machines and table games) to predict self-exclusion status as a marker of gambling problems.

Reference: Finkenwirth S, Macdonald K, Deng X, Lesch T, Clark L. Using machine learning to predict self-exclusion status in online gamblers on the platform in British Columbia. International Gambling Studies, 2020, DOI:10.1080/14459795.2020.1832132

The preprint of this paper is available through our publications page.