Paul is one of the most visionary leaders in the global responsible gaming community. He has a great history of developing innovative and practical solutions to complex challenges.
I had the pleasure of working with Paul for 6 years. In that time he developed the Responsible Gambling program for BCLC that became the standard-bearer for RG programs internationally. The GameSense program he led from inception to today is recognized as one of the best RG programs in the world. Paul is incredibly passionate about his causes and a very effective leader. He also is one of the foremost experts on RG programing and his experience and understanding of RG have significant depth. Paul was an incredible asset to BCLC and his contributions made a significant impact on the organizations success and reputation.
Passionate, knowledgeable, innovative and insightful are all words that come to mind when I think about Paul Smith and his work in responsible gambling and problem gambling prevention.Paul is a strategic thinker, exceptional communicator and passionate leader. He has become a well-respected member of the international responsible gambling community, with whom he continues to share his team’s innovative accomplishments (including the first-ever responsible gambling brand – GameSense).
Paul works with the kind of passion and energy that draws people to him. He is an expert at creating and implementing strategy and getting people on board, all pulling in the same direction with enthusiasm. He is a wise mentor and colleague who I have learned from every time we worked together. He is an eloquent speaker whose leadership in responsible gaming and steadfast commitment to continuous improvement was the basis for many innovative national projects and partnerships. He’s also a lot of fun to work with!