Welcome!

News Feed Item

SG Gaming and Inspired Gaming Call for Mandatory Responsible Gambling Measures across All UK Gambling Products

Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming, the leading suppliers of gaming technology and machines in the UK, welcome the launch of the first phase of responsible gambling measures on Category B2/B3 gaming machines in bookmakers, and call for the mandatory introduction of these measures across all categories of UK gambling.

Luke Alvarez, CEO and Founder of Inspired Gaming, said: “We do not want problem gamblers playing on any of our machines and the new measures are a positive first step in our long-term development roadmap to better protect the 0.5% of problem gamblers in the UK and to minimise the risks to all gamblers.

“However, it makes no sense to target bookmakers’ machines specifically – those vulnerable to addiction will still be at risk with other venues, products and channels and we urge the Government and Regulator to work with stakeholders on how it can develop the concepts and learnings from the ABB Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection (ABB Code) across all UK land-based and online products.”

Steve Frater, Chairman of SG Gaming, said: “We are committed to providing a fun leisure experience for those who enjoy playing on machines, whilst developing new ways to protect those who are at risk of harm. We have been able to develop and deploy new player protection measures in under five months since the publication of the ABB Code in September but see this as only the first step in achieving world leading player protection software through continuing research and development.”

Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming supply technology and machines to UK bookmakers including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral, Betfred, Paddy Power and hundreds of Independent bookmakers. Working closely with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), problem gambling academics, and bookmakers, Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming have designed on-machine technology solutions to achieve the objectives of the ABB Code.

Key points about the new Responsible Gambling measures in bookmakers:

  • Introduces enforced breaks for customers on gaming machines with automatic on-screen alerts about the money and time spent
  • Players can self-set customisable time and/or spend limits at the start of their session and will receive an on-screen alert about the money and time spent once limits are reached
  • Staff are notified via the cashier system when any limits are reached, allowing for human intervention, and staff will be receiving comprehensive responsible gambling training
  • Described by academic experts as ‘world-leading harm minimisation measures’
  • Code came into effect March 1

- ENDS -

About Inspired Gaming Group

Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) is a leading supplier worldwide of Server Based Gaming (SBG), VLT and Virtual Sports systems and games for VLT, lottery, casino, street, bingo and sports betting locations.

The Group’s unique Open SBG Core™ software systems, terminals and Virtual Sports products are live in over 30 countries. It is one of the three leading VLT suppliers to Italian lotteries and betting shops. Its Virtual Sports products are deployed in 35 countries and are the leading online, mobile and land-based games in their category worldwide.

In the UK, Inspired supplies over 30,000 server-based gaming machines to bookmakers, adult gaming centres (AGC), bingo halls, and casinos. UK and international customers include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, Lottomatica, William Hill, Gala Coral Group, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Genting, Paddy Power, Codere, Sky Vegas, PartyGaming, Fortuna, bet365 and Caliente.

www.inspiredgaminggroup.com

About SG Gaming:

SG Gaming is a division of Scientific Games Corporation, consisting of three wholly owned subsidiaries - Global Draw Limited, Games Media Limited and Barcrest Group Limited. SG Gaming develops and supplies gaming content, terminals, systems and support services to U.K. leisure and entertainment industries including licensed betting offices, arcades, bingo clubs and the interactive sector. For more information, please visit www.sg-gaming.com.

About Scientific Games:

Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company’s portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...