Technology has innovated and streamlined new payment forms, which significantly improves the overall experience for providers and end-users. The payment process in the gaming industry is a critical component that should be prioritized and focused on. Casino operators should value the technology they invest in and provide for patrons. Vertically integrated solutions truly give a competitive advantage against fragmented models because vertically integrated technology has proven to be faster, cost-effective, and straightforward.
The gaming industry has seen significant growth as patrons continue to choose gambling as a preferred form of entertainment. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), traditional gaming, legal sports betting, and iGaming drive the commercial gaming industry engagement and revenue to record-breaking numbers. However, since the industry's growth is prevalent, patrons' safety must be a priority.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) founded and organized Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), celebrated every March, to spread awareness of problem gambling and advocate for people and families affected by problem gambling. The 2023 PGAM theme is "Celebrating 20 Years" to highlight the impact of this national campaign. The goals for this month are to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services, as well as encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling. In addition, the NCPG is promoting Gambling Disorder Screening Day, which will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for gambling disorders.
Pavilion Payments is committed to promoting responsible gaming and is a proud partner of the NCPG. As an industry leader, Pavilion Payments innovates the gaming industry by empowering gaming institutions and platforms to promote responsible gaming habits. With VIP Preferred®, patrons benefit from all the latest responsible gaming measures, including configurable spending limits, pre-set cooling-off periods, and voluntary self-exclusion. In addition, patrons are provided with an enhanced gaming experience, while casino operators and online platforms deliver more effective consumer protection for responsible gaming.
PGAM is a time to ensure all patrons in the gaming industry are protected and have the resources needed for responsible gaming. Industry members are educating the public and promoting safe, responsible, and enjoyable gaming. Pavilion Payments promotes safe gambling and provides resources year-round.