GM Resorts International and BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has partnered with the American Gaming Association (AGA) in support of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), September 14-19, and joined in its campaign – Have A Game Plan – to educate new consumers and seasoned bettors on responsible wagering. As part of its commitment, BetMGM announced Monday the hiring of Richard Taylor to the position of Responsible Gambling Program Manager.
Taylor will lead the evolution of BetMGM's responsible gaming platform to continue building a practical and user-friendly program that encourages players to adopt healthier mindsets that can reduce the risk of problem gambling. Additionally, he will further develop the internal responsible gaming training program for BetMGM employees.
"I am humbled and honored to join the incredible team at BetMGM to help lead the company's responsible gaming initiatives," said Taylor. "This is an exciting and critical time for both the company and the industry. I am looking forward to the road ahead as we strive to ensure the best and safest experience possible for our customers."
Taylor most recently worked for MGM Resorts as its Executive Director of Responsible Gaming and Military Affairs. In addition to providing operational and strategic leadership for the company's responsible gaming program, GameSense, he was responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the company's Military & Veterans Program (MVP).
Throughout RGEW, MGM Resorts and BetMGM will share important responsible gaming tips and information through its social media channels. MGM Resorts and BetMGM will continue to promote its responsible gaming education throughout the year by providing useful information, tools and resources on its apps and websites.
Stephen Martino, SVP & Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts, said: "At MGM Resorts, we are committed to responsible gaming year-round in our casinos and BetMGM Sportsbooks, both at our properties and through our mobile apps. We're proud of how GameSense has grown with MGM Resorts and that it allows us to educate our guests and employees. Even during these challenging times, we remain dedicated to providing important information to ensure a positive gambling experience."