Land and online gaming group International Game Technology revealed this week that it has been grated a responsible gaming accreditation from the Global Gambling Guidance Group.
The accreditation is the first for a gaming supplier, and to obtain it G4 digs into a company's offerings, seeing if it provides responsible gaming tools on their systems and gaming machines. Some of these tools include reality checks, time clocks and session limits.
In their accreditation, G4 board member Pieter Remmers congratulated IGT, noting: "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."
IGT CEO of North American Gaming and Interactive Renato Ascoli also commented, 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."