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MGM Resorts International Honored With National Council On Problem Gambling’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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Company’s GameSense program is already transforming how the industry promotes responsible gambling

 

CLEVELAND, July, 2018  — MGM Resorts International was honored with the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) Corporate Social Responsibility Award Friday at the organization’s 32nd National Conference on problem gambling in Cleveland.

The award – which recognizes an organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to social responsibility related to problem gambling – was presented in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking responsible gambling program: GameSense. Launched nationwide at MGM Resorts’ properties late last year, GameSense integrates responsible gambling education and support into the company’s industry-leading guest service culture. It’s all designed to help guests make informed decisions and keep gambling fun.

“We are thrilled to receive this honor from the National Council on Problem Gambling and can’t thank them enough for the incredible work they do in raising awareness in the problem gambling community,” said MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren. “GameSense has been a tremendous success and is already transforming the way the industry approaches responsible gambling. MGM Resorts is at the forefront of driving the conversation and culture around this important issue, and GameSense ensures responsible gambling education is at the heart of our guest service model at every one of our casinos – worldwide.”

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte added that his organization is pleased to recognize MGM Resort’s innovation and leadership with GameSense with its Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

“We’re so proud to congratulate MGM Resorts on this achievement,” Whyte said. “Their steadfast support, innovation and leadership in taking GameSense companywide has set the standard in the casino industry. They have raised the bar considerably and – most importantly – greatly benefited their employees and customers.”

GameSense comes alive through personal interactions between guests and trained staff based at each property’s M life Rewards desk. In addition to speaking to trained employees, guests are also utilizing interactive GameSense touchscreens and picking up educational materials and other resources. This unprecedented commitment to integrating responsible gambling education into the company’s entire guest service model is unlike anything the industry has seen before.

Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President of Global Industry Affairs, said the response to the company’s responsible gambling efforts has been outstanding, adding that guests and employees alike have enjoyed and benefited from having positive, open and proactive conversations about how to gamble responsibly.

“In less than a year, GameSense has sparked more than 350,000 positive conversations and interactions with guests, and the numbers continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. With GameSense, MGM Resorts has expanded and enhanced the scope of responsible gambling culture beyond anything the industry has ever seen,” Feldman said. “The program’s goal of building stronger and more sustainable guest relationships has been incredibly successful, and we look forward to driving the conversation and integrating this program wherever our company operates.”

ABOUT GAMESENSE
Integrated nationwide by MGM Resorts in late 2017, GameSense enhances awareness and education about responsible gambling for players and guests and, in doing so, raising the standards within the industry. The program was developed by the BCLC, British Columbia’s provincial gambling corporation and encourages players to adopt behaviors and attitudes that reduce the risk of developing gambling disorders. This includes setting and sticking to personally allocated time and monetary limits for gambling, as well as being open and honest with family, friends and oneself when it comes to personal gambling habits.

GameSense has earned international recognition such as the World Lottery Association’s Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program (2010), and the U.S.- based National Council on Problem Gambling’s Social Responsibility Award (2015). In addition to being licensed at MGM Resorts casino properties, the program has been implemented by Connecticut Lottery, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and Canadian provinces Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

 

Source: MGM Resorts International

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Interblock Signs License Agreement with National Hockey League

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Electronic Tables Games Decorated with all 31 NHL Team Logos

Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader Interblock® announced it has signed a license agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL ®) to incorporate League and Team logos into Stadium and standalone products.

John Connelly, CEO of Interblock commented “The historical synergy between sports and table game players made signing a deal with the NHL all the more exciting.  This collaboration will create a new portfolio of Electronic Table Games designed to attract a new type of patron to casino floors across North America. The NHL has given Interblock the ability to feature all 31 team logos in the design of our machines, where available, across North America.  Interblock will begin introducing the initial products in Q1 of 2020.

 

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Excellence is the destination on Blueprint road map

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‘An invaluable opportunity to outline the Blueprint road map and product credentials to the broader industry’ is how David Purvis chose to describe the brand’s reflections on the recent Autumn Coin-Op Show.

Speaking after Blueprint had completed its post show debrief, which included insight from colleagues at Gauselmann Group sister companies, Praesepe, Regal, Betcom and GeWeTe, Purvis said: “Exhibitions are an opportunity to see the industry from a customer perspective as well as receiving contributions from our sister brands within Gauselmann. Analysing all of the feedback, the theme which recurred time and time again, emanating from every sector of the industry, was the importance that’s being placed on quality and securing products that can authentically be described as representing ‘the best of the best’. The market isn’t interested in second best because their customers, the end-users demand the very best. The bar has most definitely been raised and I’m delighted that both the Wave and the Alphamax cabinets were so well received.”

He continued: “The days of offering consumers a game on an old analogue machine and serving cheap coffee in a plastic cup that’s too hot to hold are long gone. Modern retailing means delivering an excellent consumer experience. Gaming Machines that look outstanding are part of the quality offer that consumers expect and cabinet design is crucial in today’s highly competitive market. We’ve got the added advantage of knowing from our UK Gauselmann Group colleagues what customers in each gaming sector really want and Blueprint will continue to push the envelope in the process identifying the incremental improvements that can transform a good game into a great game.”

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Sportradar to market CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification media rights

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Sportradar, the global leader in sports data intelligence, today announced it is to sell the media rights for the upcoming CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification 2020 on behalf of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV).

The agreement is part of an existing collaboration between the CEV and Sportradar that has run since 2007, which also includes the exclusive global marketing of media rights for the CEV Champions League and the OTT video platform EuroVolley.tv.

The media rights are for both the men’s and women’s competitions, which run from January 5th – January 12th 2020, with both events deciding the final European teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sportradar’s Senior Director, Audiovisual Broadcast, Lutz Tigges, said: “Tokyo 2020 is set to be the standout sporting event of next year and is a major milestone moment for athletes, sports fans and broadcasters. To participate in the Olympics is the pinnacle for European volleyball teams, so these qualifiers are primed to guarantee thrilling moments, fantastic competition and big audiences.”

While the men’s qualifier will take place in Berlin, Germany, the women’s will be held in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Both competitions include an eight-team group stage, split into two pools, before the semi-finals and the final, with the winner ensuring a spot at the Olympic Games next year.

In total there are 30 matches, which will feature EuroVolley2019 finalists Serbia and Slovenia in the men’s competition and 2019 women’s runners-up Turkey. All matches will be produced in full HD to an international high-end standard with at least 9+1 cameras and international match graphics.

A three-minute highlight package will be produced shortly after each match and made available to broadcasters, news channels and social media platforms.

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