The certification was issued following an audit of Scientific Games’ responsible gambling practices across its global lottery operations for both retail and digital products and services.
The independent audit recognised that Scientific Games has in place a number of processes including the Healthy Play programme which, introduced in 2020, is designed to promote healthy enjoyment of games through player education.
The initiative offers lottery employee responsible gaming training, customised in content and multiple languages to ensure company-wide awareness and understanding of healthy, responsible lottery play.
Scientific Games also created the Healthy Play Guide, a lottery-focused digital magazine that outlines the Healthy Play programme and responsible gambling tools. An accompanying website, customisable for individual lotteries and accessible by lottery stakeholders through a QR code will launch this year.
“In the global lottery industry, Scientific Games has truly established its leadership role in responsible gaming,” WLA senior corporate social responsibility manager Mélissa Azam said.
“The company’s Healthy Play programme, which provides lotteries with real tools to support their own responsible gaming programmes, demonstrates Scientific Games’ integration of the WLA Responsible Gaming Principles throughout the organisation, and its investment in the future of the lottery industry.”
Scientific Games’ vice-president for responsible gaming in lottery, Carla Schaefer, added: “Scientific Games is honoured to receive WLA’s Responsible Gaming Certification, which recognises our ongoing commitment to healthy play across our global lottery organisation.
“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 programme helps lotteries educate their players, establish trust and increase lottery literacy.”