Moroccan MDJS Becomes First Lottery in Africa to Receive Highest Responsible Gaming StandardsPublished December 5, 2013 by OCR Editor
MDJS becomes first African lottery to achieve highest Responsible Gaming certifications.
The Moroccan gaming, sports betting and lottery provider MDJS (Le Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports) whose operational services and technology are provided by INTRALOT, has become the first Lottery in Africa that has achieved the highest Responsible Gaming standards: the European Lotteries Responsible Gaming certification and WLA Level 4 Responsible Gaming Framework. Just a month following the conclusion of the BIG Africa Summit which discussed the future of the African gaming market in detail, this is great news for the continent and it might signal what the future holds.
Commenting on the landmark, the CEO of MDJS, Mr. Younes El Mechrafi said: "I strongly believe that RG is key to the sustainable development of our business, the "raison d'etre" of lotteries around the world is, above all, to be a shield against illegal gaming which is an evil that is more and more present, even in Morocco". El Mechrafi went on and added that the receiving of the European Lotteries RG certification could not have been achieved without the valuable support of MDJS partner INTRALOT.
INTRALOT is a public listed company supplying integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, along with gaming content and sports betting management solutions. A member of all major international gaming associations, the company has a presence in 56 jurisdictions on all five continents. In March 2010 the company was chosen to undertake the technical and commercial operation of Morocco's two National Lottery services, the MDJS and Socia ta de Gestion de la Loterie Nationale.