Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming, the UK’s largest suppliers of gaming technology and machines, have jointly called for the mandatory introduction of the Association of British Bookmaker’s responsible gambling measures on Category B2/B3 gaming machines 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 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, added: “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.”
source : www.totallygaming.com