The Malta Independent 22 February 2019, Friday

Maltco Lotteries win Malta Gaming Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 16:37 Last update: about 3 years ago

In the first edition of the Malta Gaming Awards, Maltco Lotteries, Malta's national lottery brand, has been awarded the prestigious Malta Gaming Award for Corporate Responsibility of the Year 2016. Against stiff opposition from fellow finalists LeoVegas and Unibet,

Maltco Lotteries were selected as the company with the strongest commitment to Corporate Responsibility, a key part of the Maltco Lotteries operating principle. Maltco Lotteries is certified by the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gaming Framework and by the European Lotteries Responsible Gaming Standards, the highest standards attainable in the global gaming industry. Maltco Lotteries has led the standards in the local gaming industry to ensure that everyone working with the Maltco portfolio of games are fully conversant with Responsible Gaming principles as advocated by the company. 

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Maltco also contribute €50,000 towards the Responsible Gaming Fund and has undertaken a programme to train over 600 Maltco agents and their assistants on Responsible Gaming. 

The Malta Gaming Award for Corporate Responsibility of the Year 2016 took place the evening before SiGMA16, during the Malta Gaming Week. The organisers said that three features make these Awards unique, being that firstly, nominees must have a strong connection with Malta, secondly that all proceeds from this event will go to charity, and finally the awards will be held during the Malta Gaming Week. 

The event was hosted by Liverpool legend John Barnes and attended by the guest of honour, Her Excellency, the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. The first edition featured a small number of awards, all of which have a special connection with the gaming ecosystem in Malta. 

A spokesperson for the company said that they are proud to have been selected as Malta's number one on Corporate Responsibility for 2016. All of the team at Maltco Lotteries, including our 250 partners and agents,  wish to congratulate all of the nominees who were selected by the organizing committee, the judging panel and the industry.  She also said that they are delighted that all the effort, discipline and security performed by the company in order to operate within the Responsible Gaming framework, was recognised by the judges and the industry.

CAPTION: Maltco's Finance Director, Lino Micallef Borg and Maltco's Operations Director Georgios Kakouras 

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