IGT commits to player protection with new responsible gaming policy

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IGT has introduced a new global responsible gaming policy designed to ‘transparently inform’ stakeholders with regards to its player protections and regulatory compliance mechanisms. 

Educating its players, clients and governing bodies on its worldwide programs, IGT published the policy to have a clear method of complying with requirements and regulations on responsible gaming in all jurisdictions in which the company operates.

“Responsible Gaming is a cornerstone of all that we do at IGT, and an aspect of our business where we demonstrate leadership among gaming and lottery suppliers,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Global Brand, Marketing and Communications. 

“In publishing IGT’s Responsible Gaming Policy, we demonstrate important transparency about the tenets of our commitments and the exemplary standard to which we hold our employees, products and partners.”

IGT relies on its ‘strong governance model, innovation and collaboration with internal and external partners’ to achieve success in relation to player protection. By manipulating these relationships, the firm has been able to explore trends and best practices in terms of responsible gaming. 

The firm’s commitment to responsible gaming has been recognised by numerous bodies; it holds certification to the Responsible Gaming Standards for Associate Members from the World Lottery Association for Lottery operations and responsible gaming standards certification from the Global Gambling Guidance Group for gaming and digital operations.