Sightline to Sponsor SBC Player Protection Summit
LAS VEGAS (September 20, 2021) — Sightline Payments kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week today by further enhancing on its commitment to responsible gaming. Sightline will sponsor the 2021 SBC Player Protection Symposium, the industry’s first high-level event dedicated to building a robust gambling harm prevention ecosystem.
The SBC Player Protection Symposium will take place Nov. 30, 2021 and will include 100 C-level stakeholders from casino gaming, professional sports, media, and politics. Sightline’s SVP, Strategic Alliances and Government Affairs Jonathan Michaels will moderate a session on responsible partnerships, which will include representatives from leaders across the sports betting landscape.
Today’s announcement continues Sightline’s longstanding commitment to responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility. Sightline is a founding partner of the UNLV International Gaming Institute’s Payments Collaborative, a research initiative dedicated to analyzing how the gaming industry’s transition to cashless wagering can help mitigate risky gaming behavior. Sightline is also a proud adopter of Conscious Gaming’s PlayPause technology, which extends self-exclusion limits across state lines.
Earlier this summer, Sightline joined the American Gaming Association’s Have A Game Plan®. Bet Responsibly. public service campaign to promote responsible sports wagering. Sightline will be a sponsor of fellow Have A Game Plan partner PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open and plans to share messaging about responsibly funding accounts during the tournament which runs from October 7-10 in Las Vegas.
“Leading on responsible gaming is a fundamental goal of our business,” said Sightline Co-CEO Omer Sattar. “Sightline is proud to develop new digital tools for responsible gaming, and we’ll never stop innovating until every player is equipped and empowered to gamble responsibly. As digital payments adoption in gaming continues to grow, ensuring that our products help customers wager responsibly is simply good business.”
“The United States gaming market has a unique opportunity to bring real responsible gaming measures to the growing industry,” said Jonathan Michaels, Sightline’s SVP of Strategic Development & Government Affairs. “Through our participation at the SBC Player Protection Symposium, we look forward to driving innovations with leaders across gaming, sports and hospitality to showcase how payments can help revolutionize responsible gaming for our customers.”
Sightline believes modernizing gaming payments creates new opportunities for the industry to cultivate and encourage responsible behavior. Sightline’s flagship Play+ solution empowers players with robust tools to self-monitor and govern their gaming behavior through self-imposed limits on spend and play. Digital payments also provide financial institutions and casino operators with increased visibility and tools to tailor spending limits based on a user’s risk profile and financial history. Read more about how payments modernization helps revolutionize responsible gaming here.
The American Gaming Association hosts Responsible Gaming Education Week annually to showcase the gaming industry’s everyday commitment to responsible gaming.
Learn more about Sightline’s responsible gaming initiatives at SightlinePayments.com/ResponsibleGaming.
About Sightline Payments
Sightline Payments is the U.S. sports betting and casino gaming market’s leading digital payments provider and mobile app developer. Sightline leverages cutting-edge technology to apply modern solutions to a traditionally cash-based industry projected to grow to more than $100 billion in the next few years. Sightline’s Play+ solution gives consumers a safe, secure, and responsible way to fund their online and in-person gaming activities and enables casinos to offer cashless wagering options across the entire property. With more than 1.5 million accounts and 70+ partners across the sports betting, lottery, racing, and online and brick-and-mortar casino markets, Sightline is uniquely positioned to transform the traditional gaming landscape. Learn more at SightlinePayments.com.