GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The American Gaming Association has updated its code of conduct with the goal of better protecting its players, the group said Tuesday.
As part of the launch of the new Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct, the association hosted a round table discussion on the issue at Stockton University. The code provides guidelines to increase industry efforts and build a greater cohesive dialogue among industry stakeholders on responsible gambling.
The code recommends new consumer protection measures that include enhanced transparency around casino games’ odds and payouts; enhanced transparency in advertising; and ensuring advertising or marketing will not misrepresent the probability of winning.
“The AGA is proud to be the leading voice behind the gaming industry’s continued commitment to responsible gaming,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “AGA members have made responsible gaming a year-round commitment and will continue to train their employees in the most effective practices to ensure all our customers enjoy the casino gaming industry responsibly.”
The hourlong panel included David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; Dean Hestermann, corporate director for issue management at Caesars Entertainment; Patrick Harris of MGM Resorts International; and Russell Sanna, executive director of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. The event comes as part of the 20th annual Responsible Gaming Week.
“Responsible gaming practices are for everyone involved with gaming,” Sanna said. “Our collective efforts to constantly improve responsible gaming will provide for a healthy industry that benefits local communities and our nation.”