IGT has announced that its lottery operations have been recertified by the WLA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Responsible Gaming Framework for Suppliers. WLA created the responsible gaming standards to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers.
Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, marketing, communications and sustainability, said: “Responsible gaming is engrained into the fabric of what we do at IGT, from our products to our people and programs, it remains at the forefront of all decisions,”
“This recertification from WLA reinforces our leadership and commitment as a responsible vendor, as well as demonstrates the effectiveness of our responsible gaming technologies that we provide to our lottery customers worldwide.”
Mélissa Azam, WLA senior corporate social responsibility manager, said: “IGT is one of the most influential responsible gaming leaders in the gaming industry,”
“Its decades-long responsible gaming commitment spans the Company’s products and solutions and is a key component of its corporate culture. The WLA fully supports this recertification for IGT’s lottery operations and congratulates IGT on its continuing dedication to responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility.”
A WLA-approved assessor, EY, conducted the assessment of IGT’s lottery operations to determine its WLA recertification. EY provided an independent auditor’s report on IGT’s alignment with the eight sections of the WLA standards, including research, employee programs, product and service development, remote gaming environment, advertising and marketing communications, client awareness, stakeholder engagement and reporting.
IGT has reinforced its commitment to responsible gaming by adhering to eight globally adopted Responsible Gaming Guidelines; working collaboratively with its Responsible Gaming Advisory Group; launching tailored employee e-learning courses on responsible gaming and problem gambling; publicly releasing its corporate wide responsible gaming policy; and continually updating and following its global advertising and marketing communications Code of Principles.