Rivalry Corp., an internationally regulated sports betting and media company, today announced that it has successfully received the RG Check Accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council (“RGC”). The RG Check Program is a comprehensive responsible gambling accreditation that provides iGaming sites with the tools to evaluate, monitor and manage gambling risks.

“Receiving our RG Check Accreditation is important for us as it signals to our customers, the gambling industry, and the gaming and esports community more broadly, our continued dedication to creating a safe environment for customers to play in,” said Steven Salz, Co-Founder and CEO of Rivalry. “RG Check is the gold standard in player protection accreditation as it pertains to responsible gambling controls. It is our duty to educate and inform our players so that they can make informed decisions about their gambling play.”

“We see responsible gambling as a competitive advantage for us where we can build trust and transparency with our customers and brand partners through thoughtful and innovative tools that engage and interact with players in new and exciting ways,” Salz added. “We are also very excited to continue our relationship with the RGC and leverage them as trusted partners as we grow, not only in Canada but throughout the world.”

The RG Check Accreditation Program was embedded into requirements for all igaming operators entering the Ontario marketplace, with the expectation set that the program must be completed within two years of launching in the market. Given its commitment to creating a safe environment for its customers, Rivalry began the evaluation process prior to officially launching in Ontario and has completed it well before the required deadline.

“Congratulations to Rivalry on successfully completing and achieving the Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check iGaming Accreditation for its site, Rivalry.com. Rivalry operates the first site that includes esports gambling to be awarded the Accreditation,” said Shelley White, CEO, RGC. “This achievement is a clear demonstration of Rivalry’s commitment to player protection throughout its operations. RG Check is an invaluable tool for managing risk and monitoring the overall effectiveness of RG programming and RGC is proud to provide ongoing support to Rivalry’s harm minimization efforts.”

Rivalry is dedicated to providing customers with a safe but also engaging environment where players are educated about the risks associated with gambling and possess the information and tools to make knowledgeable decisions surrounding their play.

The RGC is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention. It works with all stakeholders, including operators, regulators, players and families, to reduce the risks of gambling and provide information and resources to those who need support.