The Hong Kong Jockey Club has again been granted the highest level accreditation under the Responsible Gaming Framework of the World Lottery Association (WLA), for its efforts in promoting responsible gambling. It was the third time the Club received the Level 4 accreditation.
The Club first received Level 4 accreditation in 2011, the first in Asia to receive such an honour and was recertified in 2015. Since then, it has continued to advocate responsible gambling and has established an extensive range of measures under its Responsible Gambling Policy. It has implemented responsible gambling programmes and improved responsible gambling initiatives by establishing stringent monitoring mechanisms. These efforts demonstrate why the Club has been able to maintain the highest standards required for the current level of certification.
The accreditation needs to be recertified every three years. The Club has fully satisfied all programme elements of the Responsible Gaming Framework of the WLA, namely research, employee programme, game design, remote gaming channels, advertising and marketing communications, player education, treatment referral, stakeholder engagement, reporting and monitoring the effectiveness of the responsible gambling measures.
Impressed by the Club’s holistic approach in implementing responsible gambling initiatives, the panel of independent assessment experts said, “The constant link between the development and implementation of Responsible Gambling programmes and its constant assessments is exactly what is to be expected by a very good Level 4 accreditation. Overall, the panel deems that this is an outstanding responsible gambling programme.”