PENN Entertainment’s Barstool Sportsbook and HollywoodCasino.com Achieve Responsible Gaming Accreditation under the Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check Program
- PENN Becomes First U.S. Operator to Voluntarily Undergo RGC’s
Rigorous Accreditation Process -
WYOMISSING, Pa. – February 2, 2023 – PENN Entertainment (Nasdaq: PENN) (“PENN” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its online gaming platforms, Barstool Sportsbook & Casino and HollywoodCasino.com, have received RG Check iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). PENN Entertainment subsidiary, PENN Interactive, became the first U.S. operator to voluntarily undergo this accreditation, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive responsible gambling accreditation programs in the world.
PENN has now achieved RG Check accreditation across its Interactive division with subsidiary ‘theScore Bet’ securing the accreditation prior to its launch in Ontario. At the time, theScore Bet became the first prospective private market operator in Ontario to achieve the accreditation.
“PENN is committed to being at the forefront of responsible gaming and achieving this accreditation for our online platforms further strengthens our top of class RG program,” said Chris Soriano, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, PENN Entertainment. “We have and will continue to be proactive by investing in valuable training and resources to ensure that we are providing the safest possible environment for players to responsibly enjoy gaming. Electing to undergo, and receiving accreditation following a thorough review of our operation, demonstrates that we’re actioning the highest standards of RG programming.”
“RGC would like to congratulate PENN Interactive on achieving RG Check accreditation for U.S. sites: Barstool Sportsbook and HollywoodCasino.com. This accomplishment re-affirms its commitment to player protections and more importantly, making responsible gambling a priority in its operations,” said Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). “RG Check provides operators with invaluable insights into their RG programming and an actionable roadmap for continuous improvement. RGC is pleased to continue to support PENN Interactive’s harm minimization efforts across jurisdictions.”
The Responsible Gambling Council developed RG Check in consultation with policy makers, global gambling providers, players and people who have experienced gambling harm. The accreditation process helps gambling operators evaluate, monitor and manage all aspects of their RG strategy.
PENN has established a comprehensive framework to promote a culture of responsible gaming throughout the organization and maintains a Corporate Responsible Gaming Committee to oversee its responsible gaming programs. For more information about PENN’s commitment to responsible gaming, please visit its website.
About PENN Entertainment
PENN Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) is North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content and casino gaming experiences. PENN operates 43 properties in 20 states, online sports betting in 16 jurisdictions and iCasino in five jurisdictions under a portfolio of well-recognized brands including Hollywood Casino®, L’Auberge®, Barstool Sportsbook® and theScore Bet Sportsbook and Casino®. PENN’s highly differentiated strategy, which is focused on organic cross-sell opportunities, is reinforced by its investments in market-leading retail casinos, sports media assets, technology, including a state-of-the-art, fully integrated digital sports and online casino betting platform, and an in-house iCasino content studio. The Company’s portfolio is further bolstered by its industry-leading mychoice® customer loyalty program, which offers our approximately 26 million members a unique set of rewards and experiences across business channels. PENN is deeply committed to fostering a culture that welcomes a diverse set of customers and dedicated team members. The Company has been consistently ranked in the top two as “Employer of First Choice” over the last nine years in the Bristol Associates-Spectrum Gaming’s Executive Satisfaction Survey. In addition, as a long-standing good corporate citizen, PENN is also committed to being a trusted and valued member of its communities and a responsible steward of our finite natural resources.