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IGT’s PlayDigital Receives G4 Responsible Gaming Certification

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Company becomes first gaming supplier to be certified by G4 for its Digital and Gaming segments

 

International Game Technology PLC announced today that it successfully achieved responsible gaming accreditation by the Global Gambling Guidance Group for its IGT PlayDigital™ operations. IGT received G4 responsible gaming certification in 2017 for its land-based casino segment. This latest accreditation makes IGT the first gaming supplier to be certified by G4 for both its Digital and Gaming segments.

G4 aims to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers. The G4 certification reinforces IGT’s position as a responsible vendor across business segments, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology it provides to gaming operators worldwide.

“IGT’s gaming solutions are utilized by gaming operators throughout the world, making it our responsibility to ensure that we develop and deliver universal technologies and services to assist our customers with protecting their players,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT Senior Vice President, Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. “We prioritize innovation and are pleased that our gaming solutions continue to be recognized for responsible gaming excellence. Extending IGT’s accolades with G4 to include IGT PlayDigital reinforces our company-wide leadership and commitment to this important topic.”

To maintain G4 certification, IGT was independently evaluated to ensure that it exceeds industry standards for providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on its IGT PlayDigital product platform. As part of G4’s evaluation, IGT had to demonstrate its responsible gaming commitment to research, policy development, and employee training.

“I am happy and proud to certify IGT’s PlayDigital operations for the first time under the G4 umbrella,” said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. “IGT shows us, once again, real commitment to responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility by having clear responsible gaming policies and guidelines, and by implementing the latest responsible gaming features within its products. We look forward to a longstanding relationship between IGT and G4 and appreciate all that they do to maintain the integrity of gaming globally.”

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

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NetGaming signs content distribution agreement with EveryMatrix

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NetGaming, the creative casino games studio, has partnered with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine in a deal that boosts the supplier’s access to important markets around the globe.

NetGaming’s engaging slot collection, including its latest release Kitty Cafe, is set to be integrated into EveryMatrix’s casino aggregator.

CasinoEngine is a highly performant integration and productivity platform and the largest casino content library in the industry, thanks to its collection of over 8,000 games and 260+ local and global jackpots.

NetGaming’s immersive game content is available in 26 languages and can be operated with 41 currencies.

Pallavi Deshmukh, CEO at NetGaming, said: “We are delighted to sign with EveryMatrix, as the company’s strong distribution capability enables us to expand across a range of key territories.

“We feel confident that our impressive portfolio will prove popular amongst players and look forward to a fruitful long-term partnership.”

Amund Stensland, COO at CasinoEngine, said: “We are thrilled to have NetGaming on board, and the company’s entertaining slot titles will be a welcome addition to our offering.

“Our focus is to integrate high-quality gaming suppliers for our vast operators’ network seeking to expand into new jurisdictions.”

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Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister Unveils Plans for Crackdown on Gambling Advertising

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Alberto Garzon, consumer affairs minister of Spain, has unveiled the plans for a crackdown on advertising by gambling companies and casinos.

The proposals are an attempt by Garzon’s left-wing Unidas Podemos party to make good on its campaign promise to protect youth and gambling addicts, having formed a coalition government with the Socialist Party in January.

The government aims to reduce television gambling advertising by as much as 80% and ban companies from hiring celebrities to market gambling products and services.

“The regulation has to be similar to tobacco. We are not regulating the textile sector here, but a sector that has an impact on public health,” Garzon said.

The new proposals also include a ban on marketing that offers the likes of free bets to new customers, which Garzon said lures vulnerable groups into gambling.

Government data shows that online betting by Spaniards has almost tripled between 2014 and 2018 to 17.8 billion euros ($19.2 billion).

Sports betting is now so strong that almost all leading Spanish soccer clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid, feature gambling brands among their official sponsors. Among those with gambling companies as official shirt sponsors are Levante, partnered by Betway.

The government plans to prevent soccer clubs from selling to children jerseys emblazoned with gambling brands, but its proposals stop short of a total ban on such logos on professional teams’ official kits.

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Hacksaw Gaming launches My Lucky Number exclusively with Rootz

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Hacksaw Gaming ​ is thrilled to announce that My Lucky Number has launched exclusively with Rootz on Wildz.com until 23 ​rd ​ March 2020.

My Lucky Number ​ features an amazing jackpot of €25,000,000. The personalised addition of the player choosing his or her own lucky number is also an innovative feature that makes the jackpot win extra special.

Hacksaw’s content has been live with Wildz since September 2019 and the partnership has gone from strength to strength so it comes as no surprise that an exclusivity agreement to launch Hacksaw’s first premium slot was reached with the operator.

Marcus Cordes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming ​said, “We are determined to push the boundaries when building our games and My Lucky Number is no exception. With its added personalised touch to enable players to choose their own winning number, we believe that My Lucky number offers a new gaming experience whilst keeping in line with Hacksaw’s aesthetic and we are proud to announce it through Rootz.”

Tony ​Kjäldström​, COO at Rootz ​added, “At Rootz, we are always looking to give our customers a diverse and personalised gaming experience and we are extremely excited to be the first to launch Hacksaw’s My Lucky Number exclusively on Wildz.com. ​We believe that My Lucky Number will be very popular with our players thanks to its unique features and huge jackpot.​”

My Lucky Number is available to play ​at ​www.wildz.com​ on ​Tuesday 25​th ​ February 2020

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