Maris Catania joins SG:certified to boost safer gambling expertise

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SG:certified has hired Maris Catania to the role of Safer Gambling Senior Consultant as it seeks to bolster its expertise in the RG field. 

Boasting over 14 years of industry expertise including across gaming integrity and safer gambling, Catania will be charged with leading and developing effective content for SG:certified on safer gambling issues. 

Content will include training, assessments, recommendations of best practices, benchmarking and research digests.

Commenting on the appointment, Laura Da Silva, CEO of SG:certified, said: “I have admired Maris and how passionate she is about safer gambling for many years, so I am delighted that she is joining us as a Safer Gambling Senior Consultant. With her expertise and knowledge of the industry I believe we can really make further positive change on the industry.”

Catania has joined from Kindred, where she served as Head of Responsible Gaming and Research. 

Furthermore, Catania has been researching for a PhD focusing on consumer protection, markers of harm, and responsible gambling, under the guidance of Mark Griffiths.

Catania said: “I’m really excited to join such an experienced yet still passionate team. SG:certified’s company ethos is to do well and make a great social impact, which is something I always try to live by in my personal life. So, this company was a natural fit for me. 

“I can’t wait to get started and help other companies get the benefits of the platform and build out safer gambling processes resulting in the implementation of better SG strategies.”