WLS 2022 RG AWARDS - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline September 9, 2022
In order to further promote excellence and innovation in the industry, the WLA has again decided to showcase:
|The Best FLAGSHIP for Level 2 in Responsible Gaming Award||aims to recognise members at level 2 showcasing best practices and innovation in the design of an element of their Responsible Gaming program that they are either planning to implement in the near future or already have implemented.|
|The Best FLAGSHIP for Level 3 in Responsible Gaming Award||aims to recognise members at level 3 showcasing best practices and innovation in the delivery of an element of their Responsible Gaming program or a specific initiative.|
|The Best FLAGSHIP for Level 4 in Responsible Gaming Award||aims to recognise members at level 4, showcasing best practices and innovation in the delivery of an element of their Responsible Gaming program or a specific initiative.|
|The Best OVERALL Responsible Gaming Program Award||aims to recognise excellence in Responsible Gaming and reward the best overall program at level 4, showcasing best practices and innovations across all program elements.|
Deadline for submissions
Friday, September 9, 2022
All WLA lottery members who are certified by the WLA at level 2, 3 or 4, depending on the award category they are submitting for, or who will be submitting for one of these levels of certification by the October 2022 deadline, are eligible to apply.
Submissions will be evaluated by the WLA RG Independent Assessment Panel with its chairwoman, Anne Pattberg. If your lottery is the immediate past winner of one of the awards, it can only resubmit for this award in its next certification cycle.
An entry cost of CAD 150 per submission is payable in full by bank transfer upon submission to:
|Beneficiary||World Lottery Association|
|Name & address of bank||Crédit Suisse, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|IBAN||CH05 0483 5024 1502 8201 0|
|Reference||WLS2022 RG Awards + your company name|
The lottery winners will be announced during the Closing Dinner at the 2022 WLS Convention in Vancouver on October 19, 2022.
For further details on how to submit and the award judging criteria, please consult the Award Submission Guidance document available for downloading here (PDF format).
Please contact Mélissa Azam (email@example.com) at the WLA Montreal Business Office for further information.
We look forward to seeing your submission and wish you all the best with your entry.
WLA Responsible Gaming Awards Judges
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).
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.
Mr. Henry Chan has over 35 years in the lottery industry. 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.
Robert Ladouceur, Professor Emeritus at Laval University in Quebec, has achieved international acclaim for his work on gambling pathologies. Dr. Ladouceur has been invited to present his work to the US presidential committee on gambling, and has received prestigious awards for his work on problem gaming prevention and treatment management.