International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its lottery operations, including its ilottery program, have been recertified by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for WLA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Standards and Responsible Gaming Framework for Suppliers.
Thoe responsible gaming standards were created by WLA to minimize the impact of problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry operators and suppliers.
“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,” said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability. “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.”
“IGT is one of the most influential responsible gaming leaders in the gaming industry,” said Mélissa Azam, WLA Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. “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.”
A WLA-approved assessor, EY, conducted the assessment of IGT’s lottery operations to determine its WLA recertification and 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.