NOVOMATIC LOTTERY SOLUTIONS (NLS) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Responsible Gaming Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and achieved alignment with the WLA Responsible Gaming Standards for Associate Members.
This certification allows suppliers like NLS to benchmark their corporate social responsibility practices against a recognized industry set of standards and proves that player protection is at the core of the operation. Although NLS has been devoted to Responsible Gaming policies and Corporate Social Responsibility practices since its very beginnings, this achievement marks an important step forward for the company.
NLS has successfully passed the certification through an external audit carried out by the independent, WLA-approved assessor BSI Group. All NLS products and services, as well as best practices towards lottery customers, have been analysed and assessed in the process.
The WLA Responsible Gaming Standard covers eight main areas, including the employee program dealing with employee engagement in responsible gaming. All NLS employees were obliged to undergo internal training and a follow-up test on responsible gaming. By successfully completing this process, NLS has demonstrated a commitment to responsible gaming and demonstrated compliance with all WLA’s standards.
“Our alignment with the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework shows our commitment and strategic approach to responsible gaming. It underlines how social responsibility and responsible gaming remain the foundation of our business strategy. In good cooperation with our clients, employees and other stakeholders, we will continue to develop our solutions in a responsible way,” said Frank Cecchini, CEO of NLS.
NLS will continue to examine the best practices in the field of responsible gaming and actively participate in the WLA’s Responsible Gaming program. This Responsible Gaming Certification is valid until 2020 when NLS will seek recertification to WLA Standard.
Ms Anne Pattberg, Chair of the Independent Assessment Panel of WLA, announcing the Responsible Gaming certification of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions at the WLA CSR and RG seminar in Madrid 20-22 September. Present on behalf of NLS: Fanney Karlsdottir, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager, and Marc Chabrand, Director of Field Marketing and Lottery Operations.
NLS is a full solution alternative vendor for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using state-of-the-art technology that allow for easy integration with any third-party systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously, creating a truly omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA Security Control Standard Certification, and numerous lottery audits, NLS solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part of the NOVOMATIC Group with more than 25,000 employees and activities in more than 70 countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of the Icelandic lottery provider Betware and quickly became a major player in the international lottery business.