The WLA award was granted after an extensive process auditing Scientific Games’ continued improvement in terms of responsible gaming practices, across its lottery operations for both retail and digital products and services.
The audit was carried out by an independent, international panel with expertise in CSR.
Mélissa Azam, Senior CSR Manager of the World Lottery Association, commented: “In the global lottery industry, Scientific Games has truly established its leadership role within responsible gaming.
“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.”
In 2020, Scientific Games initiated the Healthy Play program, which aimed at the promotion of healthy enjoyment of games via player education.
Scientific Games has also created a lottery employee responsible gaming training program; the program is customisable in both content and languages, to ensure companywide awareness and understanding of healthy, responsible lottery play.
For 2022, the company has planned a Healthy Play website that is customisable for individual lotteries and accessible by lottery stakeholders using a QR code.
Scientific Games is a gaming company that offers games, technology and services to 130 lotteries in 50 countries.