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, April 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a significant long-term contract extension, which underscores the strength of its relationship with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to serve as OLG’s primary INSTANT ticket supplier, providing a full range of products and services through July 31, 2032, with an additional five-year renewal option.
On the role of Random Number Generators in modern lottery operations.
First deal of its kind with a U.S. online gambling and sports-betting operator
Delivering mobile digital lottery solutions through existing Point-of-Sale Systems
LONDON, April 8, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), was awarded a one-year contract extension with the Wisconsin Lottery, continuing IGT’s current contract through May 2026.
Carmanah Signs is excited to welcome digital lottery and omnichannel expert Jason Barrs to the team. Joining Carmanah as Vice President of Product Marketing, Barrs brings extensive lottery retail marketing experience to Carmanah’s customers and industry partners.
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that Victor Blanco will join the Company in 2022 as Chief Technology Officer. Blanco brings a leading-edge perspective and technology expertise to complement the Company's leadership team.
BALTIMORE, April 15, 2021 – Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from his position as the head of the Agency on June 1. Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015, Medenica has had notable success running the Agency, consistently setting revenue and profit records. The fiscal year ending June 30 will be another all-time record for the Maryland Lottery.
Lotteries are facing significant challenges in the context of the current pandemic. Workforces have moved from face-to-face meetings in offices to video calls and teleworking while cybersecurity threats continue to rise. Additionally, many lotteries have had to adapt their service offerings to the new regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, many lotteries that previously enjoyed exclusivity in their respective markets are now challenged with rising competition from various gaming offerings on the Internet. Lottery organizations worldwide have had to adapt to these changes rapidly, and agility is a key component that allows them to continue to strive.
The Lott by Tatts NT is proud to announce it will once again be the naming rights partner of the Northern Territory’s biggest annual sporting event, the Tatts Finke Desert Race.
State-of-the-art technology platform delivers a 60.5% increase in processed bets vs 2019 with 100% uptime and a record 115,000 peak bets per minute across the UK's most established operators
NEW YORK, 7 April 2021 – Genius Sports Group, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, announced today that the business' full portfolio of solutions will exist under a single brand, Genius Sports.
WCLC’s new online iLottery subscription program opens path to digital modernization LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – April 5, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announces the launch of a new online iLottery subscription program for its longtime Canadian customer, Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (“WCLC” or the “Lottery”). Called Subscription Spot, the new program is available via the WCLC website and is the first instance of a true digital offering for players, allowing online purchase of lottery games and creating a pathway to digital modernization with a larger online presence for the Lottery.
The WLA is dedicated to continuously improving the products and services it offers to the WLA membership. In keeping with this theme, we are pleased to announce several measures taken recently to strengthen the WLA’s position as the industry-leading body representing the interests of the state-regulated lottery and sports betting sector.
The last twelve months has seen the way we work, live and play change dramatically in light of the global pandemic. At BCLC, we’ve pivoted our approach to business and accelerated our player health response to meet our players’ needs in a quickly changing societal context and entertainment landscape.
An evaluation of the addictive capacity of gambling, taking a predominantly clinical approach, is the subject of the winning project in the latest edition of the “ONCE International Responsible Gaming Competition” (Certamen Internacional de Juego Responsable de la ONCE).
For the fourth year, the Sisal GoBeyond contest has attracted numerous innovative competitors. GoBeyond aims to provide start-ups and small businesses with an opportunity to flourish. This year in particular, it played an important role in helping Italian businesses recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giancarlo Sergi has devoted his life to sports. Starting out as a professional basketball player, he went on to work for UEFA and later ran his own sports consultancy serving mandates for FIFA, UEFA, and the IOC. As Board Member of FIBA Europe and President of Swiss Basketball, his passion for sports and his commitment to sports integrity led him to join GLMS as General Secretary in 2018, where he has been the driving force behind many of the associations initiatives since that time. In an informal conversation, we spoke to Giancarlo about the basic tenets of sports integrity and the common bonds that the world of sports and the lottery and sports betting sectors share.
The core purpose of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) is to protect the integrity of sports competitions from the scourge of manipulation. Now in its sixth year of operation, the non-profit, member association has gained widespread recognition as a standard-bearer for the core values of sports, and has become a leading advocate of the good reputation of the world's state-authorized lottery and sports betting providers.
Over the years, the notion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as it applies to the lottery sector has become much broader. Lotteries are increasingly looking beyond responsible gaming to assess their impact on the environment and the well-being of their employees and their communities at large. The WLA recently ran a survey of its members to gain insight into the priorities of their CSR programs and better understand how they are addressing the responsibility issues that fall outside the strict definition of responsible gaming.
Szerencsejáték Zrt. is one of Europe’s fastest growing lotteries
Loterie Romande has taken the decision to allocate exceptional assistance to cafés, bars and restaurants that sell its games. The 3.5 million francs will be distributed among over 800 cafés, bars and restaurants that are Loterie Romande’s sales partners in French-speaking Switzerland to provide support to a sector that has been uncommonly hard hit by the economic fallout from the public-health crisis. Through this act of solidarity, Loterie Romande is bolstering its support for its distribution network and affirming its sense of public responsibility towards the community in these challenging times.