Scientific Games based in Las Vegas has revealed that it is partnering with the National Council on Problem Gambling once again as it meets international lotteries in the responsible gaming campaign “Gift Responsibly. Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play.”
The company participating in the 2018′ Gift Responsible ‘ campaign, which also brought together U.S., Canadian and international lotteries, follows the widespread support for the initiative.
Pat McHugh, group chief executive of lottery for Scientific Games stressed: “Scientific Games is one of the first companies to be certified by the World Lottery Association as a responsible gaming supplier.
“We support a number of leading responsible gaming organisations like the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we work closely with lotteries and retailers to help prevent those under 18 from playing lottery games.
“Additionally, we are continually innovating new technologies like our advanced SG vision technology, which helps protect against underage lottery purchases at retail.
McHugh also highlighted the ongoing commitment of Scientific Games to such issues through Carla Schaefer’s recent announcement of the position of vice president of responsible lottery gaming.
Schaefer is to lead the strategy of the organisation to further encourage responsible gaming in its lottery market, as well as to work to use information and predictive analytics to incorporate products and initiatives to increase awareness and reduce the potential of problem gaming before it becomes an issue for any game.
“Social responsibility and integrity are cornerstones of Scientific Games, and we are extremely proud to stand with our lottery customers and the National Council on Problem Gambling in maintaining responsible play throughout the Lottery industry,” said Schaefer.
“Lottery games are created to entertain, and intended to be played by adults. Lottery games are not child’s play, and we urge everyone to share this important message during the holiday season and always.”