Recently, the American Gaming Association (AGA) conducted a study on popular perceptions and attitudes in the gaming industry. Notably, the study concluded that two-thirds of American adults believe the gaming industry has a positive effect on the U.S. economy. Seven out of 10 adults believe the gaming industry behaves responsibly in the communities where they operate, and the number of Americans who say the industry is committed to responsible gaming has increased by more than 40% since 2018. As more states legalize commercial gaming, maintaining the high integrity of the gaming industry is more vital than ever. As an industry leader, Global Payments Gaming Solutions is committed to promoting responsible gaming and upholding the highest ethical standards.
Global Payments advocates for responsible gaming in the initiatives it supports and in its products themselves. Global Payments’ VIP Mobility™ is the industry’s first mobile solution enabling true cashless gaming from funding through cash-out. VIP Mobility also includes features to encourage safe, responsible betting. VIP Mobility users can set cooling-off periods, so patrons don’t take out too much money at one time. Users can also activate pre-set spending limits or opt out of service with voluntary self-exclusion if gambling becomes a serious issue.
Additionally, Global Payments Gaming Solutions endorses many compelling and effective responsible gaming initiatives. Global Payments champions the AGA’s Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly™ public service campaign. The Have a Game Plan campaign suggests responsible gaming practices and offers resources for those in need. Along with Global Payments, Have a Game Plan partners with DraftKings, FanDuel, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, NASCAR, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, SeventySix Capital, Sightline Payments, Sinclair Broadcast Group, UFC, Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Football Team.
While commercial gaming is becoming more popular, it is important to reflect on how to protect that growth. Preserving the reputation of the gaming industry and building relationships with stakeholders will drive long-term success. Global Payments Gaming Solutions believes that investing in responsible gaming practices will pave the way for years of growth.
Visit Global Payments Gaming’s responsible gaming solutions page to learn more about our efforts to encourage safe gaming for all patrons.