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IGT Selected for 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

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International Game Technology PLC, the global leader in gaming, has announced that it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries selected for the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to advancing women’s equality and transparently reporting gender data.

“Diversity and inclusion are critical to IGT’s identity and the value it creates in the market, which is why we’re proud to be distinguished by Bloomberg for our initiatives advancing gender equality within the Company,” said Mario Di Loreto, IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation. “Being selected as part of this index reflects our overall commitment to making IGT a more diverse and inclusive workplace for its 12,000 employees around the world. We look forward to continuing our work related to gender, as well as many other dimensions of diversity, in the years to come.” 

The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. This year, Bloomberg expanded the eligibility for inclusion in the index to nearly 6,000 companies across 84 countries and regions.

Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2020 GEI provided a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate. IGT was included in this year’s index for scoring at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg, which reflects a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars.

“The 325 companies included in the 2020 GEI have shown their commitment to transparency and demonstrated leadership in gender-related data reporting,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. “Disclosure of company statistics and practices is an important first step in supporting gender equality globally.”

The 2019 GEI included 230 companies headquartered across 36 countries and regions. It expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including firms headquartered in the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, and Russia for the first time. Companies range from a variety of industries, including leisure facilities and services, automotive, banking, consumer services, engineering and construction, and retail.

Both the framework and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index and is not for use as a financial benchmark. The index is not ranked. To learn more, visit the GEI website at https://www.bloomberg.com/gei.

For more information about IGT, visit IGT.com, go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. 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 more than 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

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App Store’s App Conversion Deadline Extended Again

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Tech giant Apple has decided to extend the app conversion deadline again. Last year, the Company issued a directive that required that all of the mobile apps on its App Store be fully native to iOS, its mobile operating system.

Apple now extended the deadline for compliance with the new directive to June 30. Until then, the HTML5-powered mobile gaming apps will still be available on the App Store.

This is the third time that Apple is postponing the deadline. The first extension was up to September 2019. The second postponement took the deadline to March 31. Both the extensions seemingly did not work out. That is why the company announced the third extension, which sets July 31 as the new deadline.

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Hexopay Appoints James Fleming as Global Director of Payments

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Hexopay, a leading global payments company, has appointed James Fleming as its Global Director of Payments. Fleming has been in the online gambling industry management, especially in the payments domain, for more than 17 years.

Fleming started his career as the Managing Director of iGaming recruitment specialist BettingJobs.com in 2003. Later, he joined EML Payments as Commercial Director.

“I’m delighted to add a person of James’s calibre and experience to the Hexopay family and wish him every success as we continue on this amazing journey. James will be leading the sales function and managing a team who work with our partners in every part of the world and we’re hugely excited to have him as part of our leadership team,” Bryan Blake, CEO of Hexopay, said.

“Joining Hexopay was too exciting an opportunity to walk away from. I’ve been watching with interest as the company navigated its way through the start-up phase and it’s been amazing to see it achieve such huge success in a very short period of time. I’m now looking forward to joining the team and helping build on the fantastic technology, partners and clients already in place,” James Fleming said.

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Slotegrator Forges a New Partnership With Betsolutions

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Game developer Betsolutions brings board games, slots, and their own range of provably fair titles to Slotegrator’s offering.

Online casino software provider Slotegrator has announced a new partnership with game developer Betsolutions. All of Betsolutions’s slots and other casino games will now be available through Slotegrator’s API protocol.

Founded in 2016, Betsolutions’s goal is to create authentic, omnichannel gaming experiences focused on player satisfaction, with a special emphasis on provable fairness and the social aspect of gaming. The company is active in the European and CIS markets and licensed in the UK, Italy, and Malta.

In addition to online slots, Betsolutions offers a series of provably fair games featuring fast gameplay, great UI, and network chat capability. Some of the most popular titles in this series include Zeppelin, High-Low, and Dice. The company’s diverse game content portfolio also includes casino board games like Backgammon, Dominoes, and Seka, a simplified version of poker, as well as the slots Underground Tuning, Captain of Pirates, the Mystery of Faberge, and Drunk Santa.

Since the company’s foundation in 2012, Slotegrator has been one of the iGaming industry’s leading software solution providers and aggregators for online casinos and sportsbooks. Headquartered in Europe with a strong presence in the CIS market, Slotegrator is consistently expanding its product offering, which includes online casino platform and white label solutions, a vast portfolio of casino games from the world’s best slot game developers, live dealer games and virtual sports, payment processors for online gambling projects, licensing services, and much more. The mission of the company is to facilitate the growth of the iGaming industry ecosystem through acting as an intermediary to bring together various pillars of the industry.

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