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NOVOMATIC hosts ninth player protection symposium

NOVOMATIC recently hosted what was its ninth stakeholder dialogue on how to continue making improvements to player protection. The event was attended by an international panel of experts and more than 100 participants.

NOVOMATIC also used the event to emphasise that the Group is only active in markets with a clear set of laws and regulations, and that player protection plays a key role.

The importance of the topic to the Group was underscored by the fact that Robert Hofians, Supervisory Board of NOVOMATIC AG, and Alexander Legat, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG, were both in attendance.

Participants were welcomed to Gumpoldskirchen by Johannes Gratzl, Executive Board Member of NOVOMATIC AG, who began by emphasising the importance of responsible entertainment within the Group: “We are constantly implementing measures designed to make further improvements in the area of prevention, some of which go far beyond what is required by law, confirmed by the fact we are certified in accordance with the highest international player protection standard of the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), the first Austrian gaming company to receive such certification.”

Speakers included the heads of clinical psychology at the Anton Proksch Institute, Oliver Scheibenbogen and Ute Andorfer, and Executive Board Member of ADMIRAL Casinos & Entertainment AG, Monika Racek.

The network of ADMIRAL branches includes trained prevention officers responsible for introducing ever-better player and youth protection measures, and representatives presented the prevention work and the comprehensive training concept.

Christoph Neubauer, Head of Group CR & Sustainability at NOVOMATIC AG, then provided an overview of the comprehensive measures in international markets. In addition, Bernhard Teuchmann and Jaime Estalella, Managing Directors at NOVOMATIC Spain, explained the Spanish concept for sustainable gaming and presented an innovative and forward-looking prevention platform for making responsible use of new technologies.

This 2023 Responsible Gaming Symposium took place for as a ‘Green Event’ for the first time, having been certified in accordance with the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel.

Author: Charles Howard