World Lottery Association
Thanks for a successful World Lottery Summit 2014!
Dear WLA Member,
Arrivederci Roma, grazie mille, thanks for the warm and wonderful welcome! A momentous WLS 2014 has come to a close and the World Lottery Association would like to thank each and every one of the delegates, speakers, moderators, volunteers, contributors, exhibitors, and staff for helping to make this convention so memorable. We learned a lot, we networked a lot, and we worked hard, yet we also found time to enjoy the Eternal City and celebrate the time together.
On the following pages you will find all the presentations, audiofiles and a selection of video coverage of the convention. Please feel free to download whatever you wish. May the good times we had, the lessons we learned and the people we met and networked with remain long in our memories.
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CEO GTECH S.p.A.
(formerly Lottomatica Group S.p.A.)
WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium 2014 now available online
The WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium 2014 is now available online. 73 WLA Lottery Members and 32 WLA Associate Members contributed their data to provide the WLA with this first ever digest of the global WLA membership. From the executive summary providing a snapshot of the current state of the global lottery industry through to the comprehensive individual entries on WLA member lotteries and WLA supplier members alike, the WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium 2014 provides timely, accurate, and comprehensive statements on the WLA family of lottery and supplier members. Download the WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium 2014 today!
Lotteries make a robust first half showing; H1 2014 sales up 8.4% on sales for H1 2013.
With lotteries continuing to perform strongly in the second quarter of 2014, world markets enjoyed a robust first half of the year, with half-year on half-year sales increasing by 8.4% on aggregate. Growth in global lottery sales was once again driven by the thriving Asia Pacific and Latin American regions, with more modest contributions coming from the European and African markets.
Joint EL/WLA legal seminar
A members-only European Legal Affairs Seminar is organised every year. This year for the first time, the seminar is held jointly with WLA and is open to Lotteries as well as Suppliers. During these meetings, many updates are given regarding the latest EU developments, the CJEU case law, regulatory issues, etc. In other words, the seminar enables lawyers to exchange on the latest legal news regarding the industry.
Request for proposals (RFP)
To streamline the lottery procurement process, which is notoriously costly and time consuming, the WLA has worked with NASPL, operators, suppliers and independent consultants to develop a Best Practice for lottery RFPs. The Global RFP Best Practice provides comprehensive guidance and standardization of lottery procurements while fully accounting for the legislation in the respective lottery's jurisdiction. Following the Best Practice will make it simpler, faster and cheaper to develop a successful RFP, obtaining responsive proposals and conduct the evaluation of those proposals. To watch a short movie that explains how the complex RFP process can be simplified with the WLA RFP Template, please click on the thumbnail or read more.
The WLA Security Control Standard: 2012 (WLA-SCS:2012)
We are pleased to announce that the WLA-SCS:2012 standard was formally approved by the delegates of the WLA biennial General Meeting on September 12, 2012 in Montreal, Canada, and is now available for distribution. The WLA-SCS:2012 incorporates new sector-specific controls for the secure operation of Internet and interactive sales and gaming services as well as the secure handling of gaming operations. It replaces the previous version of the standard, WLASCS:2006, and all other versions released prior to the 2006 edition. The new standard documentation, as well as the accompanying Guide to Certification for the WLA Security Control Standard: 2012 can be downloaded in the security section of this website.
The Guide to Certification for the WLA Security Control Standard: 2012
To accompany the newly released WLA-SCS:2012 standard documentation, a new WLA Guide to Certification for the WLA Security Control Standard: 2012 has been published and is now available. The new guide provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive explanation of the WLA-SCS:2012 certification process. It is a useful aid for WLA members and associate members seeking to be certified to the WLA-SCS:2012, for qualified professionals seeking to be recognized as WLA accredited auditors, and for WLA accredited auditors seeking to undertake audits of WLA members and associate members applying for WLA-SCS:2012 certification. The Guide to Certification for the WLA Security Control Standard: 2012 as well as the WLA-SCS:2012 standard documentation can be downloaded in the security section of this website.
The WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Submission Guide 2012-2013
The 2012-2013 edition of the Responsible Gaming Framework Submission Guide was presented at the World Lottery Summit 2012 in Montreal, Canada, in September 2012. As in the previous editions of the guide, this third edition tells you everything you need to know in order to complete your submission for each level of the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (RGF). The guide revises both the 2009 and the 2010-2011 editions of the same document, and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive explanation of RGF certification available. Also included in this latest edition is a description of the recertification process that will be of interest to a number of certified member lotteries seeking recertification. The 2012-2013 edition of the Responsible Gaming Framework Submission Guide can now be downloaded in English, Spanish, and French from the Responsible Gaming section of this website.
WLA RGF best practices: Also in the member section of the website we have posted a number of RGF best practice documents for downloading. From case studies to sample submissions these documents can be useful in helping you prepare for and complete your WLA RGF submission.
WLA and FIFA Early Warning System (EWS) GmbH renew cooperation contract
In 2005, the WLA and FIFA formally agreed to work together to protect and maintain the integrity of football and to safeguard the WLA members' betting systems and products. In July 2007, Early Warning System GmbH, a company founded specifically for this purpose with its own staff and offices in Zurich, was contracted to undertake this task and started the relevant work on July 1, 2007. FIFA extended its early warning system for monitoring sports betting to take in the preliminary competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.