Melco receives accreditation from Responsible Gambling Council

By Peter Lynch

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced it has achieved the international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check from the Responsible Gambling Council.

It has become the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve such accreditation, with its entire integrated resort portfolio - including City of Dreams Macau, Altira Macau, Studio City and City of Dreams Manila - receiving the certification.

“We are committed to the development and maintenance of a culture of responsible gaming in every jurisdiction in which we operate, respecting and fully cooperating with international government and gaming regulators,” said Melco chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers and our many dedicated colleagues who made this achievement possible.”

Designed to meet or exceed all existing responsible gaming regulatory requirements, RG Check is the world’s most rigorous responsible gaming accreditation program. Accreditation is reviewed by an independent panel of responsible gaming specialists, and is valid for three years.

Shelley White, Responsible Gambling Council CEO, added: “We commend Melco on demonstrating their commitment to responsible gaming and being the first operator to achieve RG Check accreditation for venues in Macau and the Philippines. 

“RG Check is an important tool for continuous improvement, helping operators manage risk and increase the effectiveness of their RG programming. RGC is proud to be able to support Melco’s efforts in player education, employee training and harm minimization with evidence-based best practices in areas of responsible gaming.”

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