PENN’s Barstool & Hollywood Casino gain RGC accreditation

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Barstool Sportsbook & Casino, along with Hollywood, have both received a Responsible Gaming iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council

Both under the PENN Entertainment umbrella, these latest approvals, along with PENN Interactive and TheScore Bet’s approval last year, means the US-based gambling firm has achieved RG Check accreditation across its interactive division.

Chris Soriano, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at PENN Entertainment, explained: “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 programme.

“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.”

The Responsible Gambling Council developed RG Check, renowned as the “most comprehensive” responsible gambling accreditation programme, 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.

“RGC would like to congratulate PENN Interactive on achieving RG Check accreditation for US sites: Barstool Sportsbook and,” added Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council. “This accomplishment re-affirms its commitment to player protections and more importantly, making responsible gambling a priority in its operations. 

“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 minimisation efforts across jurisdictions.”

PENN has established a comprehensive framework to promote a culture of responsible gaming throughout the organisation and maintains a Corporate Responsible Gaming Committee to oversee its responsible gaming programmes.