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SGC strengthens commitment to responsible gaming with AGA Education Week

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to reinforce its commitment to responsible gaming across its business operations by recognising the American Gaming Association (AGA) Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGWE).

Taking place between 19-25, the AGA RGEW will see SGC focus particularly on its Lottery Group’s Healthy Play programme, with which the Nasdaq-listed company aims to provide tools and education promoting the tagline of ‘Have Fun. Do Good. Play Healthy’.

The company has disclosed that it will launch the new digital publication for lottery customers at the RGEW, in order to provide an overview of SG’s Health Play programmes and tools.

Additionally, the programme will feature an employee training scheme, conducted in multiple languages, with the goal of promoting lottery literacy to its workforce across a range of countries.

Carla Schaefer, VP, Responsible Gaming, Lottery Group, for Scientific Games, said: “While our support of responsible gaming is year round, we are excited to rally our employees and support our customers during this important week that serves as a reminder that Scientific Games is dedicated to responsible gaming programs and promoting transparency and lottery literacy.”

Additionally, the company has also introduced its Pre-Commitment software, developed by its SG Systems Division in order to provide a tool enabling players to ‘personalise their gaming budget and make informed decisions’ when gambling.

The announcement builds on SGC’s current responsible gaming initiatives, which have seen the firm become the first sports betting supplier to join the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). 

By using the system, players can utilise on-demand views of time played and money spent per day, week, month or year, whilst also receiving automatic notifications when approaching their set budget. 

Tracy Skenadore, VP Corporate Social Responsibility for Scientific Games, added: “Social responsibility, integrity and transparency are cornerstones of Scientific Games, and we are extremely proud to continue our support and stand with the gaming and lottery industry to promote responsible gaming education and responsible play. We urge everyone to keep responsible play and education top of mind.”

Although the technology firm’s Lottery Group has played a key role in the development of its social responsibility initiatives, the firm has disclosed plans to embark on a ‘strategic divestment’ of its lottery and sports betting units

The company’s board has been weighing up the divestment options for both divisions, including a potential IPO, the sale of the respective assets or a combination with a SPAC.

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