MACAU SAR - Media OutReach - 16 December 2021 - Melco Cyprus, operator of Cyprus Casinos (C2)
and the upcoming integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, announces C2 has been accredited with the esteemed third-party
accreditation for Responsible Gaming -- RG Check, establishing C2 as the first
in Europe to receive the endorsement. The achievement further establishes Melco
as the first and only integrated resort operator in the world to be recognized
by RG Check in all its jurisdictions of operations. The accreditation has been
awarded to all four C2 venues, namely Limassol, Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Paphos. Tied
to Melco's commitment to safeguarding the community's wellbeing is its effort
to promote Responsible Gaming. Melco surpasses mandated regulatory requirements
in all its jurisdictions of operation, and seeks continuous improvement to
ensure a fair and safe experience for all guests.
C2's RG Check accreditation is
a demonstration of Melco's commitment to Responsible Gaming across its global
operations. As announced earlier (link to release), the
Company was the first in Macau and the Philippines to attain RG Check
certifications. Melco's entire global
portfolio, including Altira Macau, City of Dreams Macau, Studio City, City of
Dreams Manila, and now Cyprus' C2, are accredited by RG Check, making Melco the
only operator to receive RG Check certifications for its entire portfolio in
Macau, the Philippines and Cyprus.
Mr. Lawrence Ho,
Chairman & CEO of Melco, said, "Melco is dedicated to being the industry's
leader in the promotion of Responsible Gaming. Providing a safe and fair gaming
experience for guests continues to be at the core of the Company's commitment
to society. The sustainable development and continued implementation of a
Responsible Gaming culture is prioritized within every jurisdiction that we
operate. We wish to thank the RG Check organizers for the honor, and our
colleagues in Cyprus for making this achievement possible."
Ms. Shelley White, CEO of
Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), said, "RGC
is thrilled that Melco has once again demonstrated its commitment to
responsible gaming by achieving the RG Check accreditation in Cyprus for each
of its four operating Cyprus Casinos properties. This is the third jurisdiction
in which Melco has successfully completed the RG Check Accreditation.
Throughout this process, Melco has demonstrated its transparency as an operator
and has made duty of care a priority in its operations. In particular, we
commend Melco on a best in class score in the Standard Areas of RG Policy,
Strategy and Culture which recognizes Melco's strong responsible gaming leadership
and its comprehensive and integrated approach to building a responsible gaming
culture that demonstrates awareness of the potential harms caused by gambling,
as well as prevention and mitigation measures. RG Check is an invaluable tool
for managing risk and increasing the effectiveness of RG programming. RGC is
proud to provide continuous support to Melco's harm minimization efforts
throughout their properties around the world."
RG Check is the world's most
comprehensive and rigorous responsible gaming accreditation program. It is
designed to meet or exceed all existing responsible gaming regulatory
requirements and is valid for three years. Accreditation is reviewed by a
prestigious and independent panel of responsible gaming specialists.