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Maria Sillanpaa, the chairwoman of the Responsible Gaming Independent Assessment Panel presents the award to Nanum Lotto CEO Yang Won-don, right, during a Nov. 5 meeting in Rome. Provided by Nanum Lotto

Nanum Lotto Inc. has received this year’s Best Emerging Responsible Gaming Program Award from the World Lottery Association (WLA).

The state-run lottery operator announced Monday it was honored during the WLA’s biennial general meeting Nov. 5 in Rome.

The Best Emerging Responsible Gaming Program honors a member certified under the WLA’s Responsible Gaming Framework, a guide for “lotteries and businesses in their bid to attain the highest industry standards of responsible gaming and sustainable lottery business development,” according to the WLA website.

The WLA currently has 44 members with this status.

Of 17 framework-certified candidates worldwide, Nanum Lotto was chosen as the winner by a unanimous vote.

The judges were impressed by Nanum Lotto’s determination to continue improving its program, as well as its thoughtful, systematic and strategic approach, according to Maria Sillanpaa, the chairwoman of the Responsible Gaming Independent Assessment Panel.

“Nanum Lotto has built a very robust foundation from which the Panel believes the Lottery will make solid and fast progress going forward,” she added.

“As the area of responsible gaming has become crucial criteria for the development of successful and sustainable lottery business in today’s global lottery industry, we will continue our effort to enhance the standard of the Responsible Gaming programs to deliver lottery as a sound and pleasurable leisure activity for everyone,” Nanum Lotto CEO Yang Won-don stated in a press release.

“We are very proud to have received recognition from the WLA for our hard work and dedication to our Responsible Gaming programs,” added an official on the Korea Lottery Commission from the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

BY SONG SU-HYUN [ssh@joongang.co.kr]

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