It is the policy of IGT to manage its business and conduct its
activities in a manner that recognises the necessity for programs
and policies that address problem gambling in an enlightened and
appropriate fashion. It is further the policy of IGT to actively
promote responsible gaming to our employees, our customers, and the
public at large, as well as to support those agencies and programs
committed to researching, preventing and treating problem and
- Educate our employees about symptoms and signs of problem
- Educate our employees about their ability to utilise the
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help address any
gambling-related problems they may have.
- Educate our customers about the need to develop responsible
gaming practices within their organisations and the communities
where they operate.
- Support and participate in the efforts of agencies and programs
that are working to address problem gambling.
- Raise awareness among public policy makers that the issue of
problem gambling can and should be addressed as part of any
government-sanctioned gaming program.
If you choose to gamble
If you choose to gamble, here are some guidelines that will
assist you in playing responsibly.
- Know how much you can afford to lose and stop gambling when
that point is reached.
- People who gamble for entertainment usually participate in a
social situation with their friends rather than alone.
- Although winning is possible, look at gambling as an
entertainment expense rather than an investment.
- The outcomes of most forms of gambling are determined more by
chance than skill and never by intuition, hope or
- The more time spent gambling, the greater the probability of
- If you're gambling to get out of debt, the hole will likely get
- Avoid letting gambling become your primary entertainment
- If you spend more than a little time and money gambling, you
owe it to yourself to understand the odds/ probabilities of winning
- Avoid gambling when depressed, worries or under a lot of
- Gamble with money earmarked for entertainment rather than money
needed for living expenses.
- If gambling stops being fun, ask yourself why you're continuing
- To keep a clear head, limit your use of alcohol while
If you or someone you care about has a gambling problem, a
number of organisations have been established Australia wide to
provide assistance. To find help nearest you click