Responsible gaming

Novomatic gets G4 certification in Italy and Spain for its player protection measures

Novomatic's Italy headquarters.
2022-11-29
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Gaming technology supplier and operator NOVOMATIC announced Tuesday that it has been certified in Italy and Spain for its player protection and the protection of minors by the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4)

As an international operator of gaming venues as well as a globally exporting technology supplier, Responsible Gaming “has always been a top priority” for NOVOMATIC, the company highlighted. The move follows certifications achieved by the subsidiaries in Austria, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.

Johannes Gratzl, Member of the Executive Board of NOVOMATIC, stated: “The successful G4 certification according to the highest international player protections standard now also in Italy and Spain is a remarkable success for us and proves the high importance of player and youth protection at NOVOMATIC.”

Ryszard Presch, his colleague in the Executive Board of Novomatic, added: “As an operator of international casinos and a globally exporting technology supplier, compliance with the strictest Responsible Gaming standards and our commitment to social responsibility are an essential part of our corporate strategy.”

Presch further noted that these certifications in Italy and Spain are milestones on the company's chosen path of social responsibility, “which will be consistently implemented as we move forward.”  

Ynze Remmers, Lead Auditor at G4, commented: “G4, as a worldwide accreditation program, urges the gambling industry to take responsibility and minimize the impact of problem gambling on communities.”

“NOVOMATIC, successfully passing audits in their five biggest markets and the Netherlands, with the most recent successful audits in Italy and Spain is showing that the chosen route is working,” Remmers stated. “Novomatic demonstrates that Responsible Gambling and harm minimization is a top priority.”

NOVOMATIC was the first Austrian gaming company to be certified according to the internationally recognized standard, which is considered the strictest in the field of player protection worldwide, the business explains.

Every three years, the relevant standards are audited in line with the latest scientific findings on the basis of around 100 criteria from all business areas – these include, for example, internal guidelines on prevention training, player and youth protection measures, responsible marketing activities, customer education on the risks of gambling, and self-limitation or blocking options.

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