LONDRA, 29 ottobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT” o la “Società”) (NYSE: IGT) e la sua controllata Lottomatica Holding Srl (“Lottomatica”) hanno rilasciato oggi un commento in merito all’indagine della Autorità Giudiziaria su presunte condotte illecite da parte di quattro dipendenti, due ex dipendenti e persone a loro vicine, finalizzate ad accedere in maniera fraudolenta ai sistemi di Lottomatica, allo scopo di identificare e riscuotere quattro biglietti vincenti della lotteria “Gratta e Vinci”.
IGT, pienamente consapevole della gravità di tale condotta, ha collaborato dal principio con le Autorità competenti, al fine di supportare le indagini sulla presunta condotta illecita e tutelare l’integrità delle attività della società e gli interessi dei propri clienti. La Società ha provveduto a sospendere dal servizio in via cautelativa i quattro dipendenti appena venuta a conoscenza dell’indagine.
IGT sta dedicando considerevoli risorse per valutare attentamente i fatti, anche attraverso il supporto di consulenti esterni che affiancano la Società nella propria indagine interna su quanto accaduto. IGT ha inoltre adottato misure tempestive per rafforzare i propri processi interni, progettati per prevenire attività criminali e fraudolente e rafforzare ulteriormente i sistemi di sicurezza all’avanguardia di cui è già dotata.
IGT è impegnata nel rispetto degli obblighi nei confronti dei soggetti regolatori e dei propri clienti, e nel garantire che le proprie attività siano condotte secondo i massimi standard di integrità. La Società continuerà a collaborare con le autorità con la massima trasparenza al fine di supportarle nelle indagini in corso.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company”) and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “shall”, “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
Phil O’Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
© 2020 IGT
The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.