Austrian slot supplier and operations giant Novomatic AG announced it has achieved G4 certification in Italy and Spain, recognizing its efforts to promote responsible gaming. The supplier’s subsidiaries had already achieved the designation in Austria, Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands.
“The successful G4 certification according to the highest international player protection 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,” said Johannes Gratzl, a member of Novomatic’s executive board.
“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.”
“The certifications in Italy and Spain are further milestones on the chosen path, which will be consistently implemented as we move forward,” added Ryszard Presch, another executive board member.
Ynze Remmers, lead auditor at G4, said, “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. 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 fact that the majority of Novomatic’s revenues are already certified according to G4 is also unique in the industry.
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.