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Lotteries worldwide enjoy robust first quarter growth; sales up by 8% quarter-on-quarter.



Lotteries worldwide enjoyed a sunny start to 2015, with all five regions of the globe reporting results firmly in positive territory. Overall, first-quarter on first-quarter sales increasing by 8% globally, with the Asia Pacific and the Latin American markets once again acting as the engines of growth.

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Discussion Papers


The WLA has published three discussion papers on the topics "Online gaming for lotteries", "Social gaming and lotteries", and "Sports integrity and lotteries". The aim of these papers is to provide our membership with information and data on contemporary issues that is both useful and relevant to the global lottery industry. In so doing, we hope to complement services that are already provided by the regional associations with services that are pertinent to the international lottery community as a whole.


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Seminar – "English for Meetings, Negotiations & International Conferences"

pint-seminar york 2015

May 18–22, 2015
Seminar by Partners in Training, Ltd.
York, UK

Language & Skills for meetings, negotiations & attending conferences

An ideal opportunity to boost your practical English language skills as well as improve your skills when attending international meetings & conferences with international colleagues from the lottery industry.

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Seminar – Divided by Oceans : Connected by Opportunity


April 27–30, 2015
Seminar in cooperation with the
Gold Coast, Queensland – Australia

As the fastest growing lottery region globally, the Asia Pacific region is as diverse as it is innovative in meeting the challenge of lottery development in emerging markets as well as maximizing stakeholder returns in more established, mature lottery environments. The challenge of engaging our customers in a fast paced, connected world has never been greater.

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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!


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.

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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.

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The WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Submission Guide 2014-2015

cover of the rgf guide

The 2014–2015 edition of the Responsible Gaming Framework Submission Guide was presented at the World Lottery Summit 2014 in Rome, Italy, in November 2014. As in the previous editions of the guide, this 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 the previous 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 2014–2015 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.

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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™.