Maris Bonello currently occupies the role of Head of Player Sustainability Research and Integrity team at Kindred Group. She started as a Risk and Fraud Analyst with Unibet and after receiving her MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Leicester, took on the role of Responsible Gaming Manager. She has a Diploma in Gambling Addiction Counselling and Psychology, and is now reading for her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mark Griffiths, focusing primarily on the analysis of the early signs of online problem gambling, responsible gaming tools and responsible gaming promotion.
Whilst recapitulating research for her role, she has started an innovative detection tool with Unibet, known as PS-EDS (Player Safety – Early Detection System). This has shown an impressive advantage in the company both from a commercial perspective and also internally addressing Corporate Social Responsibility. This same PS-EDS has won the EGR Innovation of the Year award in 2014. The current RG approach within Kindred has also won several industry awards in 2017 including, GIA Socially Responsible Operator of the Year, Global Regulatory Awards and Women in Gaming awards in 2017