Melco Resorts & Entertainment, operator of Cyprus Casinos (C2) and the upcoming integrated resort City of Dreams Mediterranean, Europe’s first integrated resort, has been honoured by Asia’s premier gaming awards, Asia Gaming Awards 2023, for achievements in Best Responsible Gaming Program and Outstanding Contribution in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The accolades recognize the efficacy of Melco’s responsible gaming (RG) initiatives and commitment to developing and maintaining a culture of RG in every jurisdiction of operation, as well as the Company’s proactive contributions and innovative CSR initiatives to give back to the community it serves through its signature Simple Acts of Kindness volunteering program in Macau.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO, said, “It is an honour to be recognized by Asia Gaming Awards for Melco’s commitment to the community through our continued and proactive efforts in the areas of CSR and RG. We look forward to further promoting and instilling a culture of RG within the company and the community through our three-pronged strategy that includes technology and process, community engagement and colleague education. We will also continue to attend to society’s transforming needs to provide timely, active solutions through our Simple Acts of Kindness volunteering initiative.”
About RG at Melco
In 2021, City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira Macau became the first in Macau to achieve RG Check accreditation by the prestigious international third-party Responsible Gambling Council. RG Check is the most comprehensive RG accreditation program in the world. Including Melco’s properties in Manila and Cyprus, the first in Europe to receive the endorsement, the company became the first operator in the world to have its entire portfolio of integrated resorts RG Check-accredited. Melco scored above industry average for RG Policy, Strategy and Culture, demonstrating its commitment to RG.
About Simple Acts of Kindness in Macau
Since 2020, Melco Chairman & CEO Mr. Lawrence Ho deployed the company’s workforce en masse to support the local community during work hours, encouraging colleagues to care for the community through Simple Acts of Kindness. The philosophy is based on the principle that little things can have big impact, and each person can do something to touch people’s hearts. In 2022, the Company recorded 20,650 CSR participations in more than 2,200 volunteer activities or 185 activities per month – benefiting elderlies, children, SMEs and more from the local community through collaborations with local NGOs and Melco’s community partners.