World Lottery Summit 2020 (official)

World Lottery Summit 2020

Leading the journey. Inspiring the future.


October 26 – 30, 2020

Online registration open soon.

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The WLA Responsible Gaming Awards will be judged by the WLA Independent Assessment Panel (IAP). The IAP is an independent group of international corporate social responsibility experts who agreed to evaluate all submissions for the WLA Responsible Gaming Awards. Each of the experts is imminently qualified to evaluate these programs, having not only the qualifications and experience in corporate social responsibility, but an intimate knowledge of the lottery and gaming industry. Based on their evaluations and subsequent recommendations for certification, the WLA is able to award those programs that truly stand out, as well as help all lotteries achieve continued improvement and excellence in Responsible Gaming.

The members of the WLA IAP are Anne Pattberg (UK), Robert Ladouceur (Canada), and Henry Chan (Hong Kong). Biographies on each of the members can be found below.

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Anne Pattberg

Anne Pattberg is a long-time sustainability professional with broad experience and a record of successful cooperation with the lottery industry. From 2006 to 2011 she headed the sustainability department at Camelot Group plc, reporting direct to CEO Dianne Thompson. During that time she was also Chair of the European Lotteries Working Group on Responsible Gaming, and was instrumental in the development of both the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework and the EL Responsible Gaming Standard. After Camelot Anne worked for a number of years in a senior position at PwC Germany where she has advised DAX 30 and SME’s on sustainability issues and conducted a variety of assurance projects, also for many German lotteries. Since 2015 she owns her own Business PB Consulting GmbH and is continuously working with some of Germany’s largest companies on sustainability strategy, supply chain management topics, non-financial reporting etc. alongside her work as a chair for the WLA RG IAP.

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Robert Ladouceur

Robert Ladouceur, Professor Emeritus at Laval University in Quebec, has achieved international acclaim for his work on gambling pathologies. The cognitive treatment developed by his team at Laval University is widely used around the world, and his Reno Model, developed with Alex Blaszczynski from the University of Sydney and Howard Shaffer of Harvard University as a science-based strategic framework for responsible gaming, is used as a benchmark for many gaming jurisdictions in designing their prevention programs. Dr. Ladouceur has been invited to present his work to the US presidential committee on gambling, and has received prestigious awards from academic institutions throughout the world for his work on problem gaming prevention and treatment management.

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Henry Chan

Mr. Henry Chan has over 35 years in the lottery industry and was the Executive Director, Betting of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for over 20 years. He was the elected Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association at its founding in 2000 and was appointed to the New Media/Cross Border Committee of the World Lottery Association in 2001. He was elected Chairman of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association in 2004 and was re-elected for a second term in 2006. He also served on the Executive Committee of the World Lottery Association from 2004 to 2012. He was elected Vice President of the World Lottery Association in 2008 and Senior Vice President in 2010.