Technological Communication 

XML G2S, Game to System standard, protocol has been created by GSA, Gaming Standards Association, with a view to a standardisation policy, extended to all regulated gambling sectors, whose data would be channelled towards central accounting management structures; but it is supposed to be exploited also under a gambling addiction prevention perspective, as it enables a direct conversation with gamblers, through the gambling machines themselves.

G2S protocol allows the reception of detailed real-time information about VLT gaming and, at the same time, permits to send messages to the machines, and, hence, to the gamblers. This methodology can be easily extended to internet gaming, through the analysis of deposit account history.

“GR System” adopts G2S as the vehicle to collect the data resulting from gaming, as well as to communicate automated messages to the gamblers in case of behaviour patterns that could evolve into gambling addiction.

 

Tecnological calculation

The Information technology employed for calculations includes parallel calculation systems based on SIMD processors able to carry out hundreds of billions of instructions per second.

The cognitive learning model employs inferential engines and neural networks that are able to learn how to recognise and realize forms and actions, by developing emulative models of the stages of the cognitive process leading to a choice.

Employing standard artificial intelligence techniques, the overlapping of different cognitive models in action while gambling is taken into consideration, such as the conjunction of responsibility and entertainment.

In addition, two subsets of behaviour rules are taken into account - interaction with gambling and interaction with the real world - which coexist in the same emotional structure of prize/punishment, originating pauses of reflection about what we are doing.