With the goal of strengthening community safeguards and providing leadership in addressing critical social issues, Las Vegas Sands (LVS), parent of Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzo resorts, this week, announced Project Protect, a comprehensive global initiative to hasten and fortify its performance in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering and human trafficking prevention.
Project Protect will act as a global umbrella program to build defenses against these problems, unify LVS's efforts around policy and procedural enhancements in each of the core areas and introduce comprehensive team member training to build lasting solutions that meet and exceed government regulations and standard industry performance, the company said in a media release.
The new program becomes LVS' third major global corporate social responsibility initiative, along with Sands Cares for philanthropic community engagement and Sands ECO360 for sustainability.
"Our commitment to adhering to government and industry regulations has never wavered, but Project Protect takes a major step toward prevention and elimination of these issues at our properties by providing the right tools and education for our team members to identify problems and act swiftly and responsibly," said Lon Jacobs, executive vice president and global general counsel. "Our goal is zero tolerance for negative or harmful activity in our properties to safeguard our guests, our Team Members and the communities where we operate."