Elys Game Technology, Corp., on Tuesday said it has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling.
The interactive gaming and sports betting technology provider said it became part of the NCPG to further the development and implementation of responsible gambling practices.
The NCPG describes itself as a U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) serving as the national advocate for programs and services to assist people and families affected by problem gambling.
Elys said through its NCPG membership, the company will support NCPG’s “wide-ranging” problem gambling prevention, treatment, education, and research programs, as well as “innovative” responsible gambling policies.
Michele (Mike) Ciavarella, Chairman and CEO of Elys Game Technology, Corp., said in a statement, “As we prepare our first U.S. deployment in Washington D.C., we are delighted to become a member of NCPG and support their invaluable work in addressing the critical and widespread need for responsible gambling practices.”
Ciavarella welcomed the opportunity to develop and promote national U.S. industry standards in responsible gaming, including the Safer Sports Betting Initiative and Internet Responsible Gambling Standards, which he said provide “critical” player services and protections.
“Partnering with NCPG further deepens our commitment to become a leader in responsible gaming and provides us valuable resources as we are preparing for the launch of our sports betting platform in the U.S.,” Ciavarella added.
Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG, said, “We are excited that Elys has become a member of NCPG, as they bring extensive experience around engaging with millions of players across their sports betting and iGaming platforms. Elys’ broad reach and commitment to responsible gambling will be a tremendous asset to NCPG as we continue raising awareness about problem gambling and the resources available to support those impacted.”
“We look forward to working together with Elys to increase our mutual understanding of player behavior and reduce the risks for gambling problems,” Whyte said.