Paul W. Smith
Paul W. Smith founded SustainableGAMING following a highly successful career at BCLC. There he was a driving force in the field of responsible gambling within British Columbia and across Canada. Prior to joining BCLC, Paul spent more than two decades in human resources, public affairs and communications in the Canadian brewing industry.
At BCLC, Paul worked closely with colleagues from other gaming jurisdictions, researchers, program developers and problem gambling treatment providers from around the world to develop and lead BCLC responsible gambling programs. He has presented on various responsible gambling topics at numerous conferences, was a representative on the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling, served as a Canadian representative on the Responsible Gambling Committee of the North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and was the founding chair of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation’s (ILC) Responsible Gambling sub-committee.
In 2009, Paul and his team were instrumental in BCLC receiving the highest level of certification for responsible gambling programs by the World Lottery Association (WLA), and achieving re-certification in 2013. In 2010, BCLC also received WLA’s Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award. Paul oversaw the successful certification of all 37 of BCLC’s casino and community gaming facilities by the Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check Program.
Paul’s SustainableGAMING clients have included a diverse range of gaming operators and regulators including: Canadian Responsible Gambling Association, Gaming Regulatory Authority (Government of Mauritius), Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, Camelot Illinois, and London’s Hippodrome Casino.
Master of Science in Communications Management
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO & UNIVERSITY OF ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE
Master of Divinity
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Bachelor of Arts
Activities & Affiliations
Responsible Gaming Committee, National Council on Problem Gambling
Assessor, NASPL-NCPG Responsible Gambling Verification Program for Lottery Organizations
Consultant Associate, MT>Play | A McCarthy Tétrault Venture