GVC Holdings and BetMGM Partner with Conscious Gaming to Advance Multi-State Responsible Gaming via PlayPause

November 24, 2020 (Vancouver, Canada) Conscious Gaming announced today GVC Holdings as an official partner of PlayPause, a recently launched multi-state responsible gaming tool in the United States. PlayPause will launch with BetMGM, GVC’s U.S. based joint venture with MGM Resorts.

PlayPause is designed to modernize and strengthen the effectiveness of the U.S. gaming industry’s responsible gaming programs. The solution will be made available to operators and regulators via Conscious Gaming, a new non-profit organization established by GeoComply, a global leader in geolocation and compliance technology.

“We are delighted to be the first official partner of PlayPause,” says Shay Segev, CEO of GVC Holdings. “We believe the most responsible operator will be the most successful operator, and PlayPause’s innovative, multi-state approach to responsible gaming in the U.S. aligns with our firm commitment to providing our customers with the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.”

“A multi-state approach to responsible gaming is an important step for the industry and advances consumer protection in a meaningful way. We’re delighted to play a leading role in collaborating on this important and timely initiative,” says Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM.

“Conscious Gaming is thrilled to be partnering with GVC and BetMGM to launch PlayPause,” says Anna Sainsbury, Conscious Gaming Trustee and GeoComply Chairman and Co-Founder. “To have such a high profile, responsible and fast-growing operator on board from the start is a fantastic endorsement for the PlayPause initiative. As an industry, it’s only by working together with all stakeholders that we’ll be able to ensure players have the necessary tools to foster responsible play.”

Powered by GeoComply, the PlayPause solution will:

  • Expand the protective self-exclusion bubble so that as players move from state to state, the protection that they have asked for, can also move with them.
  • Enable consumers to self-exclude across multiple states to prevent the incidence of simply crossing a state line and continuing to gamble.
  • Empower operators to strengthen responsible gaming programs – and make more data-driven decisions – with greater insights into players that have already self-excluded in one state but need to be recognized and protected if/when they seek to play in another jurisdiction.
  • Streamline the administrative burden and eliminate the silos associated with maintaining numerous separate state-operated self-exclusion databases.

Today’s announcement underscores Conscious Gaming’s commitment to uniting the industry to achieve shared responsible gaming goals and protect consumers. By utilizing PlayPause, industry leaders can significantly streamline responsible gaming compliance obligations by managing state-to-state self-exclusion through one single integration point.

For more information on PlayPause, please visit: www.consciousgaming.org/playpause

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Elizabeth Cronan at contact@consciousgaming.org.

About Conscious Gaming

Conscious Gaming is a philanthropic organization committed to utilizing advanced technology to propel social responsibility initiatives. Conscious Gaming’s mission is to leverage advanced technology and insights, to empower corporate social responsibility within our and our partners’ communities. We work with gaming operators, regulators, responsible gaming advocacy groups, academics and treatment professionals, to better protect consumers and enhance responsible gaming.

For more information on Conscious Gaming, please visit: www.consciousgaming.org

About GVC Holdings PLC

GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. The Group has also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.

For more information see the Group’s website: www.gvc-plc.com

About BetMGM

BetMGM is a market leading sports betting and digital gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and GVC Holdings Plc (LSE: GVC), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM’s U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing GVC’s US-licensed state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker.

For more information visit: www.betmgminc.com