International Game Technology PLC on Monday said it received “responsible gaming” accreditation for both its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group.
G4 is a trade association whose goal is to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for operators and suppliers in the gaming industry.
IGT said G4’s 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.
“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,” Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 board of directors, said in a statement. “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.”
Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America Gaming and Interactive, said, “IGT partners with gaming operators around the world to provide innovative technology and services, and it is our responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their players.”
Before issuing the certification, G4 said it independently assessed IGT and confirmed the company complies with G4 requirements of providing responsible gaming tools on gaming machines and systems, including “reality checks” on the game screen such as pop-up reminders of the amount of time and money spent.
IGT operates in more than 100 countries around the world.