The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) has confirmed it has accredited PointsBet Canada for three years under the RG check program.
The approval was granted after thorough consideration from responsible gaming specialists and an independent accreditation panel, with a rigorous investigation into PointsBet.ca based on the nine RG Check standards.
This entailed a comprehensive review of documentation and training, employee interviews, employee surveys, and a testing of the websites.
Chantal Cipriano, VP of Legal, Compliance & Government Relations at PointsBet Canada, commented: “It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition and validation of our commitment to player protection from the Responsible Gambling Council.
“Our promise is to continue prioritizing best responsible gambling practices while always striving to provide an unrivalled experience to sports bettors and gaming enthusiasts.”
The Toronto-based RGC operates independently from the gaming industry and its RG Check, developed by its Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices, is self-described as ‘the most comprehensive and rigorous responsible gambling accreditation program in the world’.
It is designed to ‘meet or exceed’ all existing responsible gambling regulatory requirements while also providing a concrete roadmap for implementing broadly stated industry responsible gambling codes of practice.
The Council also issued its approval to PointsBet USA after a similar review into PointsBet.com.
Shelley White, CEO of RGC, added: “Congratulations to PointsBet on successfully completing and achieving Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check igaming Accreditation for its sites, PointsBet.ca and PointsBet.com.
“This achievement is a strong demonstration of PointsBet’s commitment to prioritizing player protection, education and harm minimization throughout its operations.
“RG Check is an invaluable tool for managing risk and monitoring the overall effectiveness of RG programming, and provides a roadmap for continuous improvement. RGC is proud to provide PointsBet with ongoing support in its responsible gambling journey.”