NEWS 12 October 2017
IGT first to receive responsible gaming accreditation
By Robert Simmons
Global gaming supplier IGT has announced that it has been awarded a responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), becoming the first gaming supplier to do so.
To obtain this certification, G4 independently assessed IGT in respect of requirements covering: gaming session limits, responsible gaming information screens, in-game reality checking/time checks and back office systems.
G4 comprises a group of international experts in the field of problem gambling and responsible gaming, with members from different parts of the world and aims to minimise the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for operators and suppliers in the gaming industry.
In a statement, Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America Gaming and Interactive welcomed the new accreditation, saying: "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.
"IGT prides itself as an industry pioneer, and the G4 certification allows us to transparently demonstrate our leadership in this important topic."
Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors added: "IGT has successfully proven its commitment to responsible gaming by integrating effective features in its products that assist operators with minimising harm and preventing problem gambling,"
"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."