PointsBet has received accreditation for the Responsible Gambling Council’s (RGC) RG Check program for both its PointsBet USA and PointsBet Canada brands.
The Council’s RG Check program was developed by the RGC Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices and is a ‘rigorous and comprehensive’ program that was created in association with policymakers, gaming providers, players and problem gamblers.
The accreditation lasts for three years, after which companies will be assessed again for renewal and is ‘designed to meet or exceed all existing responsible gambling regulatory requirements’.
“Congratulations to PointsBet on successfully completing and achieving Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check iGaming Accreditation for its sites, PointsBet.ca and PointsBet.com,” said Shelley White, CEO of RGC.
“This achievement is a strong demonstration of PointsBet’s commitment to prioritizing player protection, education and harm minimization throughout its operations.
“RG Check is an invaluable tool for managing risk and monitoring the overall effectiveness of RG programming, and provides a roadmap for continuous improvement.
“RGC is proud to provide PointsBet with ongoing support in its responsible gambling journey.”
Accreditation has come at a key time for PointsBet, which had its meeting with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) yesterday regarding a Category 3 untethered mobile gaming license.
The meeting was generally positive for PointsBet after the MGC ruled that the company had ‘met or exceeded criteria’ for the online sports betting license following its presentation and analysis to commissioners.
Despite the MGC questioning other applicants’ relationships with college campuses throughout the process, only a few minutes were spent of PointsBet’s relationship with universities.
Commissioners were complementary towards PointsBet’s RG messaging and strategy, which was amplified by the RG Check accreditation announcement.
“At PointsBet, we strive to deliver a product that enhances the sports viewing experience which seamlessly integrates responsible gambling best practices,” said Teresa Fiore, Responsible Gambling & CSR Manager at PointsBet USA.
“Since our entry into the North American market, we’ve focused our efforts on understanding the complexities of responsible gambling safeguards and implementing a responsible gambling strategy that educates, protects, and supports players.”
The MGC will meet later today to vote on the untethered category three license holders.