IGT employees suspected of Italian scratchcard fraud
IGT subsidiary Lottomatica Holding commented today on an investigation by the Italy Judicial Authority into alleged misconduct by four current employees, two former employees of IGT’s subsidiary and people close to them, aimed at gaining unauthorized access to Lottomatica’s systems in order to identify and redeem four winning scratch-off lottery tickets.
IGT takes this incident extremely seriously, and has, since the beginning of the investigation, fully cooperated with the Judicial Authority in order to facilitate the investigation into the alleged misconduct and fully protect the integrity of its games and the interests of its customers. As a precautionary measure, the Company suspended the four employees as soon as it was aware of the investigation.
IGT has dedicated considerable resources to support the Judicial Authority, conduct an internal investigation and fully evaluate the situation. IGT has also taken prompt measures to thoroughly review its internal systems and processes designed to prevent criminal and fraudulent activities and further its state-of-the-art protections.
IGT is dedicated to meeting its obligations to its regulators as well as its customers, and remains focused on ensuring its business is conducted at the highest levels of integrity. The Company is continuing to engage authorities with full transparency to assist in their ongoing investigation into this alleged misconduct.