AGA's Responsible Gaming Education Week Aug. 1-5, 2011

Published Monday, August 01, 2011 -

 The American Gaming Association's Responsible Gaming Education Week Aug. 1-5, 2011 has started to get the message out that gambling with the right attitude and approach gives the player a much better experience. The AGA and casino operators throughout the U.S.A. are promoting an increased awareness of responsible gaming among gaming employees, consumers of casino offerings and the general public.

International Game Technology is pleased to announce that they continue to support and respect the efforts of the AGA’s Responsible Gaming Education Week.
Patti Hart, IGT’s Chief Executive Officer commented, "Helping educate and inform players is an essential component of our commitment to responsible gaming.  We are pleased to continue our partnership with the AGA on this important annual event,"
 'Know the Odds.' Is the AGA’s theme for the week long event emphasizing the importance of knowledge and the workings of the games.  The program entices consumers to learn and understand the odds involved in each game they play as well as the need to set limits to the amount of money wagered before any of the games are experienced. AGA emphasizes that all casino games offered in any venue are games of chance and are set up with odds that favour the house and ask players to remember this simple fact when enjoying the experience.

IGT International Game Technology is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets worldwide. IGT director of Responsible Gaming, Connie Jones, commented on the commitment to seeing this year’s AGA Responsible Gaming Education Week succeed, "When players have information about how the games work, know how to set limits, and understand common gaming misperceptions as well as signs of problem gambling and where to go for help if they get in trouble, they can make informed choices and keep the fun in their gaming experience,"
Distribution of the AGA’s brochure "The House Advantage A Guide to Understanding the Odds," by IGT is just one way the firm supports the education week. The brochure outlines each game's mathematical probabilities and other factors that affect winning and losing.




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