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HKJC awarded highest level accreditation for responsible wagering

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has received the highest level accreditation under the Responsible Gaming Framework of the World Lottery Association (WLA) for the third time running since 2011.

The Club first received Level 4 accreditation in 2011, the first operator in Asia to receive such an honor 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 programs and improved responsible gambling initiatives by establishing stringent monitoring mechanisms. The accreditation is recertified every three years.

Commenting on 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 programs 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 program.”

With members from over 80 countries, WLA adopted Responsible Gaming Framework aimed at protecting lottery players around the world.

The Responsible Gaming Framework consists of four levels of achievement; it outlines how operators can demonstrate their level of commitment to the Responsible Gaming Principles. To achieve Level 4, operators must implement specific programs into their day-to-day operations and are continuously committed to improving their programs.

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