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
PARIS, July 27, 2021 – Carrus Gaming, trusted partner of leading industry players and innovative gaming operators, has been selected to supply LOTTO Bayern with 4,000 camera-based ELITE-S terminals and 300 compact units, the ELITE-SC.
LONDON – July 19, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its consortium with BOLDT Gaming S.A., Consorcio GTECH Boldt Gaming, will continue operating and providing lottery technology to La Junta de Protección Social (JPS) in Costa Rica, per the original contract signed with JPS following a competitive procurement in 2011.
Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery, has scooped three separate awards at the annual Marketing Society Awards – winning the ‘Brand Revitalisation’ category and then picking up two sought-after Judges’ Choice Awards. These included the 2021 Awards ‘Grand Prix’, which is chosen from one of the winning main category entries and which demonstrates marketing that stands out head and shoulders above the rest, and showcases the brilliance of the industry as a whole.
Transaction advances Scientific Games’ vision to become a leading cross-platform global game company with a focus on content and digital markets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) extends congratulations to the Ohio Lottery for the successful launch of its new PAC-MAN® scratch-off ticket. Designed by Pollard Banknote, and under license from ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., the Lottery launched both a $2 scratch-off ticket and a $2 EZPLAY® game featuring the iconic arcade character, which delivered fruitful results. Based on five weeks of sales, the scratch-off ticket has sold 64% better than other $2 games since 2018 and, since its introduction, is the Ohio Lottery’s top-performing $2 EZPLAY® game.
It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Skilrock has recently entered into a partnership with Slotegrator. This provides access to our unique gaming portfolio which includes online Lottery, Slot, Poker, Rummy & Casino games to all Slotegrator network of partners.
LONDON – July 7, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a two-year instant ticket services contract extension with the Ohio Lottery Commission (“Ohio Lottery”).
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that, following a competitive procurement process, it has been awarded a primary contract from Danske Lotteri Spil A/S (“Lottery”), Denmark’s national lottery, to supply instant ticket printing and related services. Under this contract, Pollard Banknote will continue to print the Lottery’s instant tickets until July 31, 2025.
Unmissable summer-long campaign reminds players that ‘When you play a little, you help our athletes a lot’ • Campaign will kick off with athlete-studded ad at halftime during England v Denmark
Tabcorp Lotteries of Australia has been certified to the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (WLA RGF) since 2012 and attained Level 4 WLA RGF certification in 2017, the highest level of certification attainable. They recently re-certified to WLA RGF Level 4, renewing their commitment to protect their players and to maintain their responsible gaming program on a path of continuous improvement. In this article, Tabcorp Lotteries provide an overview of their responsible gaming program and present their Lotteries Early Intervention Model, considered an industry best practice by the global gaming community.
Company’s instant ticket gaming system is powering Swisslos, Top 10 largest instant game lotteries in Europe
The launch marks NPi’s first draw games integration in North America
Szrek2Solutions announced that its Trusted Draw™ solution has been selected by global gaming leader International Game Technology (“IGT”) for its support of the Vax Nevada Days vaccine promotion.
Schöneck, 5 July 2021 – GK Software announces its Innovation Partnership with Abacus Solutions International Group, providing Lottery Everywhere. The Abacus Lottery Fusion Platform brings retailers, lottery, and vendors together – to ensure lottery can be played as seamlessly as possible across all channels of a retailers point of sale solution. It removes retailers' need to create cumbersome integrations to game providers on dedicated terminals, and it simplifies the entire deployment and engagement process. The Abacus Lottery App is now available as an AppEnablement plug-in to CLOUD4RETAIL OmniPOS, allowing retailers to offer lottery sales at any checkout, increasing basket size and revenue.
London, 2 July 2021 – ABACUS Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce it is strengthening its position in the Lottery industry by executing a consulting services contract with Mike Purcell.
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.
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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.
June 30, 2021 – INTRALOT’s Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 presenting the corporate figures FY2020, the business developments, the Lock-up Agreement for the senior unsecured notes due 2021 and 2024, the Strategy and the growth opportunities following the completion of its capital restructuring and changes of the company’s operational model.
Washington, DC, June 29, 2021 – Today the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems & High Risk Behaviors at McGill University are announcing the Gift Responsibly Campaign (GRC), a re-branding and expansion of the former Holiday Lottery Campaign. Each year lotteries around the world help raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play during the December holiday season.
Provides Update on Strategy to Become Content-Led Growth Company with Particular Focus on Digital Markets and to Drive Long-Term Sustainable Value • Intends to Divest Lottery and Sports Betting Businesses, Creating Path to Significantly De-Lever and Positioning the Company for Enhanced Growth • Company to Host Conference Call Today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
LANSING, Michigan, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), is very pleased with the decision of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to decline to appeal the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2021 ruling that the 1961 Wire Act does not apply to non-sports betting or wagering activity over the Internet.
Vancouver, B.C., June 25, 2021 – Starting as early as July 1, 2021, players can once again safely connect in person with GameSense Advisors, BCLC’s player-health specialists, as they return to casinos and community gaming centres.
Vilnius, 24th of June, 2021. Superlotto Games, a games developer and provider with superb credentials in the e-instant and lottery industry, has agreed a new partnership with Finnish iGaming platform provider, Finnplay Technologies.
World top 20 lottery Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa expands relationship with Scientific Games
Since the day ITHUBA Holdings – a Zamani Holdings subsidiary, took over the South African National Lottery, gaming in South Africa continues to transcend world-class standards. Under the leadership of Charmaine Mabuza, CEO of ITHUBA, the National Lottery has been making significant strides in technological advancement – affording millions of South Africans the opportunity to play the game seamlessly, while making a change in communities far and wide.
Ludovico Calvi (Lottomatica) re-appointed President during online GLMS General Assembly on 17 June 2021
LANSING, Michigan, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), congratulates the Michigan Lottery (“Lottery”) for being recognized as Lottery Operator of the Year at the 2021 eGaming Review (“EGR”) North America Awards. NPi also received several nominations including Acquisition and Retention Partner and Lottery Supplier of the Year.
On May 31, 2021, Lynne Roiter stepped down from her position as President and CEO of Loto-Québec. As a 36-year industry veteran, Lynne helped shape the lottery sector as we know it today. Her career, her achievements, and her dedication to the world lottery community have set a high standard for lottery professionals across the globe.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yvonne Schnyder, former General Secretary of the WLA. She died on May 6, 2021 at the age of 78 at her home in Bottmingen, Switzerland. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Werner Schnyder, who passed away in September 2020.