The World Lottery Association (WLA) has awarded the Oregon Lottery with the highest certification level for its Responsible Gaming programmes.
Following a review by the WLA’s international panel of corporate social responsibility experts, the lottery achieved Level 4 certification in recognition of its ‘positive efforts and creative approach adopted and maintained over the last three years’.
Lotteries are only awarded the WLA’s Level 4 certification when they have demonstrated the utmost commitment to ensuring that responsible gaming principles form an essential element of its day-to-day operations.
Additionally, lotteries are expected to continuously strengthen efforts to promote responsibility among players.
“This Level 4 recertification by the World Lottery Association recognises the Oregon Lottery’s best-in-class responsible and problem gambling programmes,” said Barry Pack, Director of the Oregon Lottery.
“Our commitment to responsible gaming is deeply embedded in every aspect of our business.”
The Oregon Lottery was one of the first eight lotteries in the US to reach this level, while UK National Lottery operator Camelot achieved the recognition for a fifth time earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the WLA has awarded a number of significant security certifications this year, including one to IGT, in recognition of its “industry-leading” risk management strategies.
IT service provider Adesso was also handed a Level 2 security certification by the WLA in February, becoming one of the first software manufacturers to meet this essential security standard.