Scientific Games has achieved the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework certification as it reiterates its position as a ‘leader’ in ethical practice.
WLA awarded the certification following an ‘extensive process auditing’ SG’s global lottery operations in both retail and digital platforms.
The audit was conducted by an independent, international panel with expertise in corporate social responsibility.
“In the global lottery industry, Scientific Games has truly established its leadership role in responsible gaming,” said Mélissa Azam, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, World Lottery Association.
“The company’s Healthy Play program, which provides lotteries with real tools to support their own responsible gaming programs, demonstrates Scientific Games integration of the WLA Responsible Gaming Principles throughout the organisation, and its investment in the future of the lottery industry.
“WLA is proud to support Scientific Games’ Global Responsible Gaming Certification and congratulates the company on its longstanding and continued commitment to responsible gaming.”
Following the renewed certification, SG is now recognised as a responsible gaming company until at least 2024, when another audit will be conducted.
Measures put in place to achieve the certification include the 2020 launch of its Healthy Play program, promoting responsible gaming through player education.
Furthermore, the firm launched a global initiative by creating lottery employee responsible gaming training, with fully customised content and in multiple languages, ensuring a standardised companywide approach to responsible gaming.
“Scientific Games is honoured to receive WLA’s Responsible Gaming Certification, which recognises our ongoing commitment to Healthy Play across our global lottery organisation,” added Carla Schaefer, VP of Responsible Gaming for Scientific Games Lottery.
“We want to give our lottery customers tools and best practices to help them market their products in healthy and responsible ways. Our Healthy Play program helps lotteries educate their players, establish trust and increase lottery literacy.”