IGT has become the first gaming supplier to achieve responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4).
"IGT has successfully proven its commitment to responsible gaming by integrating effective features in its products that assist operators with minimizing harm and preventing problem gambling," said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "We commend IGT for its leadership, and congratulate the Company for being the first vendor to receive G4 accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments."
"IGT partners with gaming operators around the world to provide innovative technology and services, and it's our responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their players," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America Gaming and Interactive. "IGT prides itself as an industry pioneer, and the G4 certification allows us to transparently demonstrate our leadership in this important topic."
G4 comprises a group of international experts in the field of problem gambling and responsible gaming, with members from different parts of the world. They have many years of experience working with the gambling industry worldwide to encourage responsible gaming and minimize the harm caused by problem gambling.
To obtain certification, G4 independently assessed IGT and confirmed that it complies with G4 requirements of providing responsible gaming tools on gaming machines and systems in the form of reality checks on the game screen - including time clocks, wager amounts and pop-up reminders for the amounts of time and money spent; session limits; responsible gaming information screens - including budget-setting suggestions, self-assessment tests and treatment referrals; as well as back-office monitoring.
“This certification reinforces IGT's commitment to being a responsible vendor, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology solutions it provides to gaming operators worldwide,” said the company in a statement.
Asia Gaming Brief is a news and intelligence service providing up to date market information for worldwide executives on relevant gaming issues in Asia.
ASIA GAMING BRIEF
PO Box 1139, Macau SAR
Tel: +853 2871 7267
Fax: +853 2871 7264