The WLA supports two internationally recognized standards for the lottery industry – the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) and the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (WLA-RGF). Certifications to these two industry standards will help your operation gain regulatory acceptance, secure your players’ trust, increase your brand loyalty, and improve your organizational performance.
The WLA serves the interests of more than 150 state-authorized lotteries worldwide; helping them in their efforts to raise money for good causes.
The WLA spans six continents serving lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the gaming industry, in 80 countries.
WLA member lotteries contributed almost USD 86 billion to fund good causes in 2019. Since 1999, WLA member lotteries have raised an estimated total of USD 1.3 trillion to fund good causes.
The World Lottery Association
The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international, member-based organization of state-authorized lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the global lottery industry. Our mission is to advance the collective interests of our members and to facilitate their development through the provision of lottery and betting related services.
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One of the aims of the WLA is to advance the collective interests of its members by acting in a coordinated fashion on lottery-related issues that have a global dimension. The WLA endeavors to protect the lottery industry from corruption and criminal activity, and strives to maintain the probity of state-authorized lotteries and sports betting operators around the globe.
Maneuvering the business or regulatory landscape can be challenging, especially in the face of political transition, technological evolution, and changing demographics. From Request for Proposals, to Marketing Guidelines, on through to GDPR compliance, the WLA provides the right documentation for making intelligent decisions on urgent matters.
With a global network of professionals from both inside and outside the lottery sector, the WLA is well positioned to provide its members with the theory, expertise, and know-how to run a cutting-edge operation. Essays on online gaming, social gaming, and other industry relevant themes can be found here.
Latest Industry Insights
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is proud to announce that its legal team has been shortlisted in the category of In-House Counsel/Legal Team of the Year at the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards hosted by VIXIO Gambling Compliance.
The Third South African National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA Holdings is once again in the spotlight for leading from the front. Charmaine Mabuza CEO, of ITHUBA has received honours from the prestigious Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2021 as the overall Champion in the Positive Role Model category. Last month Mabuza was the winner of two other Gender Mainstreaming Awards, namely the Positive Role Model: Large National Company: Regional awards Gauteng as well as the Positive Role Model: Large National Company Southern Africa.
36-year lottery instant products leader joins elite industry group
INTRALOT announces +34.4% revenue growth and +106.5% EBITDA increase in 1H2021 results
In defiance of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, lotteries recover strongly in H1 2021 after a turbulent 2020.
September 8, 2021: Today, VIXIO GamblingCompliance unveiled the shortlist for the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs). Now in their fifth year, the VIXIO GRAs recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and businesses across the gambling landscape who have excelled in the field of compliance, corporate social responsibility and responsible gambling over the course of the year.
Multi-year agreement includes official sports data and data-driven digital advertising • Caesars Entertainment to leverage Genius’ portfolio of official live data feeds for NFL, NASCAR and English Premier League content
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Next Generation Lotteries (“NGL”), has signed a new contract with EULOTO in Lithuania. Under this new agreement, NGL will deliver its portfolio of original eInstant games, together with its cloud-based Remote Gaming Server (RGS). The two-year contract is in place until October 2023, with a provision for a one-year extension.
Nominations for the annual Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership now are being accepted by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG). The Gleason Award honors gambling industry executives for commitment to and leadership of responsible gambling actions in their business and with their industry.
PlayAlberta.ca now offers first regulated sportsbook for Albertans
Boulogne-Billancourt – Press release embargoed until 9am CET August 31st, 2021 – Sporting Solutions and FDJ Gaming Solutions, both owned by FDJ group, are excited with the launch of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) new PROLINE+ online sportsbook. PROLINE+ is among Canada’s first single event betting platforms and is the only legal sportsbook in Ontario.
Company’s strategic CRM services team and Optimove platform will take digital player relationships to next level in Kentucky
Veikkaus’ financial profit for the period from January to June (EUR 330.2 million) remained at the level of the respective period in 2020 (-0.8%). The restrictions and special arrangements due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the sustainability measures we have decided to take are estimated to have a major impact on Veikkaus’ financial profit for the whole year. As a result, we do not consider it possible that we could achieve the projected profit of EUR 778 million, which has been recorded in the State budget.
ITHUBA Holdings CEO Charmaine Mabuza is a force to be reckoned with. Recently named Business Leader of the Year, Mabuza wants to see South Africa prosper – and we are not betting against this juggernaut of business and philanthropy achieving just that, writes Ralph Staniforth
Vancouver, B.C., August 26, 2021 – Tomorrow, BCLC will begin offering single-event sports bets and bets on racing and fighting on PlayNow.com when Bill C-218 – the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act – comes into effect.
Winners from 12 state lotteries experienced Company’s once-in-a-lifetime event
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 23, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is proud to announce that Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development, has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Women in Gaming (WiG) Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards in the Industry Achiever category.
Atlantic Lottery expands accessibility across retail network with player self-service innovation
Boulogne-Billancourt, August 19, 2021 – FDJ Gaming Solutions announced the signature of a contract with Eesti Loto, the Estonian lottery operator, for the provision of its Interactive Factory.
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 17, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to congratulate its subsidiary mkodo limited (“mkodo”) on receiving the Mobile Services Supplier Award at the eGaming Review (“EGR”) B2B Awards. The annual Awards recognize the best service providers in the online gaming industry across several categories and were presented on July 6 and 7, 2021.
The progressive jackpot feature will diversify lottery game portfolios and expand opportunities for player engagement and wins
Virginia Lottery smashed industry records generating over $807 million in total iLottery sales
GLMS is pleased to share the 2021 Mid-term Monitoring & Intelligence Report. GLMS has had a busy first six months of 2021, from education to policy-making, engaging with our members and monitoring to maintain sport integrity. We are delighted to share several activities in which our Individual lottery members as well as our associate and regulating members and GLMS have participated, enhancing the quality of sports betting and especially facilitating the prevention, detection and monitoring of sports integrity.
JOHNSTON, Iowa, July 1, 2021 – The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) re-elected Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, to lead as Board President for Fiscal Year 2022. Taylor has served as MUSL Board President since July 2020 and prior to that role served as Board Vice President.
At the most recent meeting of the WLA Executive Committee, held via teleconferencing on Thursday, June 24, 2021, the WLA provisionally accepted three new Regular Members and accepted three new Associate Members.